|CRICOS Course Code||0101638|
|Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)||Upon successful completion, the award conferred is recognised in the AQF at Level 7|
|Full Time||3 years (6 Semesters)|
|Part Time||6 years (Domestic students only – see below) (12 Semesters)|
|Credit points||240 credit points|
|Campus Location||Level 16, 233 Castlereagh Street, Sydney 2000|
|English Language Requirements||IELTS 6.0 overall with no band less than 6.0|
|Delivery mode||Blended: on-campus face-to-face with some online content and activities|
|Outcome||Bachelor of Networking and Telecommunication|
|Pathways post completion||This Degree upon successful completion will meet AQF requirements of an AQF level 7 that would allow a pathway to postgraduate studies including Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Master’s degree.|
|Financing Options||This course is offered as a Fee for service course and is available to both Domestic and International Students.|
|Intakes||PIA accepts intakes each semester into this Degree|
Bachelor of Networking and Telecommunications
Bachelor of Networking and Telecommunications (BNeT) 0101638
The Bachelor of Networking and Telecommunications (BNeT) course is grounded in foundational mathematics, programming, networking and telecommunications units. These skills and knowledge are then built on in a series of units covering the main areas of today’s Networking and Telecommunications industry, including the following: cloud computing; wireless and mobile technologies; operating systems; IP networks; switched and routed networks; optical transmission networks; MPLS networking; and Voice over IP.
A career in one of the fastest growing professions. The rapid development and evolution in global information structures, cloud, web, and mobile technologies has seen businesses (Telcos, retailers, banks, educational institutions and so on) all face major challenges in providing networks that are accessible and secure. The need for specialists who can design, build, maintain, support, and protect these networks is growing.
|CLO1||A demonstrate your understanding of a body of knowledge including recent developments in the area of networking and telecommunications networks|
|CLO2||Demonstrate a developed understanding of the principles of networks and telecommunications engineering|
|CLO3||Demonstrate an understanding of the principles underlying the planning and management of networks and telecommunications|
|CLO 4||Apply mathematical and computational skills necessary for the solution of theoretical and practical problems|
|CLO 5||Demonstrate creativity and initiative in application of analytical, problem-solving and design skills to networks and telecommunications|
|CLO 6||To successfully work independently with personal accountability in solving problems in networks and telecommunications|
|CLO 7||Demonstrate high-level oral and written communication skills|
|CLO 8||To apply your knowledge to design, investigate and solve specific problems in the area of networking and telecommunications and their applications through directed studies or projects in the form of internships with industry or research providers.|
|GA1||Communicate effectively in a diverse range of professional or community context|
|GA 2||Complete work tasks and assignments independently or as an effective member of multidisciplinary teams|
|GA 3||Engage in and value life-long learning leading to the enhancement of professional knowledge and skills|
|GA 4||Are information and technology literate|
|GA 5||Respond appropriately to a changing workforces, cultures and values reflecting a global work environment|
|GA 6||Demonstrate critical thinking, problem solving and decision-making abilities essential to contributing soundly to the resolution of issues confronting organisations|
|GA 7||Facilitate intellectual curiosity|
|GA 8||Act in an ethical manner in all aspects of professional life.|
The Bachelor of Networking and Telecommunications is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA):
The Diploma of Networking Technology is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).
|UNIT CODE||UNIT NAME||CORE /
|YEAR 1 (Semester 1 or 2)|
|1||ICT100||Fundamentals of computer system hardware and software||Core||None|
|1||NTW100||Introduction to computer networking||Core||None|
|1||ICT101||Mathematics for computing||Core||NSW HSC Band 4 for English and Band 3 in Advanced Mathematics or Band 4 in Standard 2 Mathematics or equivalent|
|1||GBU100||Professional Business Communications||Core||None|
|2||NTW101||Principles of network administration||Core||NTW100|
|2||ICT102||Foundations of programming||Core||None|
|2||ICT103||Introduction to telecommunications systems||Core||None|
|2||GBU200||Business ethics and corporate social responsibility||Core||None|
|YEAR 2 (Semester 1 or 2)|
|1||ICT200||Cloud computing||Core||ICT102, ICT103, NTW100|
|1||NTW202||Mobile and wireless technologies||Core||ICT103, NTW100|
|1||ICT201||Operating Systems and administration||Core||ICT100, ICT101|
|1||NTW201||Scalable IP networks||Core||ICT103, NTW100|
|2||NTW200||Implementing switched and routed networks||Core||NTW100, NTW101|
|2||ICT202||Enterprise virtualisation||Core||ICT103, NTW100|
|2||ICT300||Broadband access technologies and networks||Core||ICT103, NTW100|
|YEAR 3 (Semester 1 or 2)|
|1||NTW300||Optical transmission networks||Core||ICT103, NTW100|
|1||NTW301||Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) Networking||Core||NTW201|
|1||NTW302||Interior routing protocols and their implementation||Core||NTW201|
|1||NTW303||Telecommunications network management||Core||NTW101|
|2||PDV300||ICT Project||Core||ICT101, GBU100, ICT102, ICT200, NTW202, ICT201, NTW201, NTW200, NTW203, ICT202, and ICT300|
|2||ITC303||Unified Communications||Core||ICT103, NTW100|
|2||ITC304||Long Term Evolution (LTE) Technologies||Elective||NTW202|
|NTW304||Border gateway protocols (BGP)||Elective||NTW302|
|NTW305||Virtual private LAN services (VPLS)||Elective||NTW301|
|NTW306||Quality of service (QOS)||Elective||NTW301, NTW302|
|NTW307||Optical network design and planning||Elective||NTW300|
|NTW308||Radio network design and planning||Elective||NTW202|
- The program is available each intake but note that some units of study are subject to quotas and minimum enrolment requirements.
- Not all units of study are available every semester, and changes in course structure occur from time to time.
To obtain the Bachelor of Networking and Telecommunications (BNeT), candidates are required to successfully complete all 24 units (with a minimum of 12 units, 50%, completed at the Institute). Not all units are offered each semester. If you complete the 8 100 level units with the Institute (either at the Institute or with Advanced Standing not exceeding 4 of the 100 level units), you will be eligible to obtain the Diploma of Networking Telecommunications (DipNT).
The CRICOS-registered duration is 156 weeks or 3 years of full-time study (6 semesters). Please note the part time mode is not available to a holder of a student visa, who is not a citizen of Australia or New Zealand, or who is not an Australian permanent resident, or who is a temporary resident of Australia.
|Blended||Blended: on-campus face-to-face with some online content and activities|
|The campus delivered location is level 16, 233 Castlereagh Street Sydney|
The Institute uses authentic assessment principles that may include practical exercises, case studies, presentations, reports, online simulations, essays, and examinations. These may include being done under invigilation.
- Successful completion of an Australian senior secondary qualification (or recognised equivalent) with the equivalent of a minimum Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 60 and
- NSW (or equivalent) Band 4 Standard English; and
- NSW (or equivalent) Band 3 Advanced Mathematics; or
- NSW (or equivalent) Band 4 Standard 2 Mathematics.
- An equivalent secondary qualification overseas that also meets the mathematics requirement above; or
- An accredited Tertiary Preparation Program or a Foundation Year Program offered by an accredited Australian provider that also meets the mathematics requirement above; or
- One year of completed accredited full-time study at a registered institution of tertiary education at AQF level 5 or above that also meets the mathematics requirement above.
Students who have not completed an Australian Year 12 qualification may be admitted into the program through the flexible entry mode.
- An equivalent secondary qualification overseas; or
- An accredited Tertiary Preparation Program or a Foundation Year Program offered by an Australian university; or
- One year of successful full-time study in an accredited course at a university or other higher education provider; or
- Admission to candidature for an undergraduate degree at an Australian university
Special/Alternative Admission Arrangements
Applicants who are 21 years of age or over who have not completed Year 12, or its equivalent may gain entry to a course by addressing one of the following entry requirements:
- Successful completion of a Special Tertiary Admissions Test administered by a tertiary admissions centre; or
- Submission of a portfolio of prior and current academic and professional work; or
Applicants applying under special admission categories will be required to attend an interview with the Dean to assess the applicant’s capacity for higher education studies. The applicant should submit a portfolio of prior and current academic and professional work prior to the interview to assist in the assessment process.
The criteria used by the Dean when approving applicants for admission into a course under special or alternative admission arrangements include:
- capacity to pursue tertiary studies;
- motivation to pursue tertiary studies in the discipline of the chosen course;
- demonstrated potential for academic studies based on the applicant’s portfolio;
- relevant professional and industry experience; and
- specific consideration of access issues for ATSI’s.
- IELTS Academic: 6.5 with no band less than 6.0; or
- TOEFL: 575 or better; or
- TOEFL IBT (International Benchmark Test): 91 or better; or
- TOEFL CBT (Computer Based Test): 235 or better; or
- Academic PTE (Pearson Test of English): 58 or better; or
- Cambridge English: CAE and CPE (from 2015): 176 or better; or
- General Certificate of Education (GCE): A Levels with a C or better in English; or
- KITE: all bands B2 with a result greater than 450 in each band; or
- Duolingo: overall 115 with no band less than 110.
English Language Test results are valid for two years from the date of the results up to the date of commencement at the Institute. The most recent test supersedes ALL previous tests.
The Institute has enforceable requirements in relation to attendance. Further details are provided at Item 20 of the Terms and Conditions.
Granting credit for prior learning ensures that students commence study at a level that appropriately recognises their prior learning experiences and are not required to repeat equivalent learning successfully undertaken in another context. Process for applying for Advance Standing (credit) can be found in the Advanced Standing Policy and Procedure
The course fees (per semester) are indicated on the fees page of our website and are based on a standard full-time study load and duration. Your course fees and duration may vary if you have applied for and been granted Advanced Standing. Tuition fees may increase during your studies. Students are advised in advance of any increase in tuition fees being implemented.