Master of Network Computing
Course code: 2876 ~ Course abbreviation: MNetComp ~ Total credit points required: 72 ~ 1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Information Technology
Study mode and course location
The course aims to provide students with a first degree in a related discipline with the necessary knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes to enable them to analyse a wide variety of information processing problems and to develop solutions to these using distributed systems and computer networks.
This course is intended for those with a previous qualification in a related discipline, to extend their information technology knowledge.
On completion of the course, students will: have a well-developed conceptual framework, enabling them to keep pace with developments in the rapidly changing field of network computing; have a thorough understanding of one or more specialised areas of study within network computing; be familiar with using current technology, systems and software relevant to network computing; be able to practice professionally as a network computing specialist.
Credit for prior studies
Generally, students who have completed similar units in previous studies will normally be required to make substitutions. Specified credit will only be granted for postgraduate units that have not counted for the award of any other degree or diploma. Where credit is granted, the number of credit points that may be counted towards the MNetComp on the basis of study completed in units offered by faculties other than the Faculty of Information Technology may be reduced. Students who complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology offered by Monash University will be granted up to 24 points of credit towards the MNetComp.
Students complete 72 points of study, of which six or 12 points may be taken as a project, or 24 points may be taken as a minor thesis. All other points are taken in fourth and fifth-level units (all of 6 points value). Of the 72 points, at least 24 must be taken at level 5. Although this degree is offered by the Caulfield School of Information Technology, up to 24 points may be taken in units offered by other academic units within the Faculty of Information Technology. Of these 24 points, up to 12 points may be taken from graduate units offered by other faculties of Monash University with the approval of the course leader. Twelve points may be taken from 9000 level units with the approval of the course coordinator.
There are no core units. Students may select their units from the following list, provided the program of studies conforms to the requirements given above:
Students wishing to exit the Master of Network Computing early may apply to graduate with the:
provided they have satisfied the requirements for these awards.
This course is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) as meeting the standard of knowledge for professional-level membership.
Dr Campbell Wilson