CSU’s Master of Networking and Systems Administration offers an advanced course of study in the design, implementation and management of computer networks. Preparation for the world’s most popular industry certifications from major vendors such as Microsoft and Cisco is included as an integral part of the course.
CSU’s Master of Networking and Systems Administration was developed in close consultation with the information technology (IT) industry. This course is ideal for those who aspire to move into senior positions within the networking and inter-networking discipline.
Commence by studying topics on network protocols, hacking countermeasures, and IT service management before following your own interests - choose from subjects on wireless networking, virtualisation, network security, Active Directory, Exchange Server management, and more. All students of the course will conclude their studies with a capstone project.
Entry to this course is available to those with professional IT experience or with a Bachelor degree. All subjects may be done online without the need to attend on campus lectures or residential schools. CSU subjects are supported by a host of educational technologies that may include video lectures, lab simulations and chat rooms.
As a distance education student, you can complete the course in two years. You can also fast-track completion by studying additional subjects. You might also choose to study fewer subjects or take temporary leave to fit in with your busy work and personal schedule.
In keeping with the strong practical focus of the course, we offer credit for a wide range of vendor and industry certifications, including those from Microsoft, Cisco and ISC².
Graduates of the course will have career opportunities in areas such as network administration, network engineering or systems administration.
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This course is designed for students who are wanting a shorter postgraduate program or who want to enter the Master of Networking and Systems Administration based on work experience within the industry. Completion of this course will allow you to progress to the Master of Networking and Systems Administration with full credit for all subjects completed.
The course comprises 4 core subjects in networking protocols, IT service management, IT ethics, and professional communications.
For more information on available subjects, please refer to the Course Structure
The Master of Networking and Systems Administration consists of 12 subjects, as follows:
For more information, please refer to the Course Structure
To graduate with the Master of Networking and Systems Administration, students must satisfactorily complete 12 subjects made up of 6 core subjects, 3 restricted academic electives, and 3 restricted industry electives.
To graduate with the Graduate Certificate in Networking and Systems Administration, students must satisfactorily complete 4 core subjects.
For each 8 point subject at CSU, students should normally expect to spend between 140-160 hours engaged in the specified learning and assessment activities (such as attending video lectures, assigned readings, forum activity, assignments or examinations). The student workload for some subjects may vary from these norms as a result of approved course design.
Students will be assessed on the basis of completed assignments, examinations, or other methods as outlined in specific subject outlines.
Where applicable, students are responsible for travel and accommodation costs involved in workplace learning experiences, or attending workshops (distance education students).
Expectations relating to academic, workplace learning, time and cost requirements for specific subjects are provided in the subject abstracts and in course materials.
Session 1; Session 2; Session 3
Master of Networking and Systems Administration: 2 years part time
Graduate Certificate in Networking and Systems Administration: 1 year part time
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