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Postgraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2013 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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Managing facultyFaculty of Information Technology
Offered byCaulfield School of Information Technology


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • Not all units may be available in any one year.


This specialisation aims to provide students with the necessary knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes to enable them to analyse a wide variety of information processing and network architecture problems and to develop solutions to these using computer networks. The units in this specialisation cover topics that range from in-depth coverage of the protocols used to operate the internet and intranets, through to the management, design and administration of modern computer networks. Upon completing this specialisation students will have a well-developed conceptual framework, enabling them to keep pace with developments in the rapidly changing field of network computing.

Graduates of the specialisation will have a strong theoretical knowledge in various aspects of computer networks. This will enable them to adapt and develop network applications in this rapidly evolving field.


To qualify for an award with a specialisation in network computing, students complete the units outlined below:

  • FIT5010 Advanced internet protocols and applications
  • FIT5011 Advanced network design and performance
  • FIT5034 Network administration and management
  • FIT5083 Wireless networks

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Relevant courses

  • 2423 Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology
  • 2411 Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology
  • 3309 Master of Applied Information Technology
  • 2402 Master of Information Technology
  • 3348 Master of Information Technology Professional
  • 3349 Master of Information Technology (Honours)