Postgraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2015 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirements; 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


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


With the proliferation of mobile and pervasive devices with network capability and the popularity and the availability of Internet, more and more users and application providers are seeking and providing services with the access and delivery paradigm of anytime and anywhere. In order to harness such rapidly changing technology, one needs to have clear understanding, knowledge and experience that transcends these technologies in order to be able to design, deploy and maintain networks and application services.

Sequence requirements

All students complete the requirements as outlined below in the degree in which they are enrolled.

Master of Networks and Security

For the sequence of units required to complete the Master of Networks and Security, refer to the Handbook entry for the relevant course.

Master of Information Technology

To qualify for the Master of Information Technology with a specialisation in networks and security, students must complete six units (36 points) from the following list in place of units listed at (c.) and (d.) in the Master of Information Technology course requirements:

  • FIT5003 Software security
  • FIT5010 Network protocols standards*
  • FIT5011 Network design and performance
  • FIT5034 Quality of service and network management
  • FIT5037 Network security
  • FIT5083 Network infrastructure
  • FIT5124 Advanced topics in security*
  • FIT5129 Enterprise IT security - planning, operations and management*
  • FIT5163 Information and computer security

* At most, two of FIT5010, FIT5124 and FIT5129 can be completed as electives within the Master of Information Technology.

Contact details

Relevant courses

3348 Master of Information Technology