Masters in Networking at University of Sydney

University of Sydney

Times Higher Education World University Rankings: 60
  • Duration: 1.5 years
  • Intake: March and July
  • Location: Sydney
  • Times Higher Education World University Ranking - Engineering and Technology: 46
  • Tuition fee per year: AUD $34,800 (Total tuition cost: AUD $52,200)
  • Accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS)

Admission requirements and eligibility criteria:

In order to be eligible for the program, students need a recognised bachelor's degree in any aspect of Information Technology (IT) with a credit average or a recognised Bachelor of Engineering degree in computers, telecommunications or software with a credit average or a Graduate Diploma in Computing or Information Technology with a credit average from the University of Sydney.

English language requirement: IELTS / TOEFL / PTE scores:

IELTS: An overall score of 6.5 and a minimum of 6.0 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking or

TOEFL paper-based (PBT): An overall score of 577 with a minimum score of 4.5 in Writing or

TOEFL internet based (iBT): An overall score of 90 with a minimum of 22 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 23 in Writing.

Course structure / Subjects that will be covered:

Students are required to complete 72 credit points from the following units in order to complete this program:

  • Core units (Minimum of 18 credit points from these units)
  • Professional Practice in IT
  • Understanding IT Innovations
  • Project Management in IT
  • Networks and Distributed Systems major units (Minimum of 18 credit points from these units)
  • Cyber security
  • Pervasive Computing
  • Mobile Computing
  • Large Scale Networks
  • Cloud Computing
  • Advanced Network Technologies
  • Parallel and Distributed Computing
  • Mobile Networks
  • Computer and Network Security
  • Foundation units (Maximum of 12 credit points from these units)
  • Computer and Network Organisation
  • Software Development in Java
  • Database Management Systems
  • Object-Oriented Design
  • Digital Media Fundamentals
  • Intro to Software Engineering Practice
  • Introductory Biostatistics
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Project and Research Units (Minimum of 12 and maximum of 24 credit points from these units)
  • IT Research Project A
  • Information Technology Capstone
  • IT Research Project B
  • Information Technology Capstone A
  • Information Technology Capstone B
  • IT Research Methods
  • Credit points
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  • 12
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  • 6
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  • 6

Do note that students who want to do the Master of Information Technology program with a major in 'Networks and Distributed Systems' are required to complete 72 credit points with a minimum of 18 credit points from the core units, 18 credit points from the 'Networks and Distributed Systems' major, 12 credit points of IT project units and a maximum of 12 credit points from foundation units.

Once the students have completed 24 credit points of course work, they will do an IT capstone project. Students who have a distinction average and have received the required approvals from the dean and the head of the school can even complete the research path.

Pathway for students who do not have an IT background:

The University of Sydney offers the Graduate Diploma of Computing / Master of Information Technology pathway for students who do not have a background in Information Technology through which they can gain a Master of Information Technology degree in 2 years.

Closing dates:

The closing date for Semester 1 (that is, the semester which commences in March) is 31st January of the same year and the closing date for Semester 2 (that is, the semester which commences in July) is 30th June of the same year.