Computer systems and network administrators are responsible for the configuration and reliable operation of computer networks, which form the backbone of modern information systems.
This degree course will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to pursue career opportunities in this rapidly expanding field. You’ll learn about computer network design and development technologies, focusing on the design and support of distributed computer and telecommunications networks.
The course integrates current developments in wired and wireless networking and provides a comprehensive view of the industry. You’ll develop skills in network design and management, and the convergence of computer hardware, embedded systems, IT, technical support, real-time systems, software and telecommunications.
You’ll also learn about the internet of things (IoT) – a network of devices connected to the internet on a global scale. The IoT is expanding rapidly, and it is increasingly critical for professionals to understand how it works and how to harness its power to improve business. This course will therefore enable you to apply technical knowledge across IoT-related functions in the workplace.
The course includes certification-based training with IT leaders. You’ll graduate with the skills to expand the capabilities of networks already in place and to build new ones.
Successful completion of Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level with at least 5 points from the best three subjects (excluding General English). Points are assigned on the basis that: A=5, B=4, C=3, S=1.
Separate evidence of English competency as specified in Table 1 is required.
Essential course prerequisites: S (Ordinary Pass) grade in Applied Mathematics OR Pure Mathematics OR Combined Mathematics.
Successful completion of Curtin University-SLIIT Academy Foundation Program (IT Stream).
Successful completion of any other test/examination/program recognized by Curtin University
Successful completion of one-year full-time study of a Bachelor degree at a recognized university, separate evidence of English competency is required.
English Entry Requirement
All Students are required to satisfy Curtin’s English language requirements for undergraduate admission. Curtin accepts a minimum of any one of the accepted English proficiency tests as detailed in Table 1 below.
|IELTS (International English Language Test System)|
|Writing and Speaking||
|Reading and Listening||
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) iBT (Internet Based Test)|
|Reading and Listening||
|PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic)|
|Listening and Reading||
|Speaking and Writing||
|Sri Lankan GCE Ordinary (‘O’) Level English||
|Sri Lankan GCE Advanced (‘A’) Level General English||
The choice of topics and structure of the course will enable graduates to compete successfully in the job market and satisfy the need for competent network and Information Technology managers.
- Industrial network engineer
- IT professional
- Network and system administrator
- Systems designer
- Telecommunications manager
- Finance and insurance
- Mining and production operational technology
- Professional, scientific and technical services
- Public administration and safety
This course has a carefully designed curriculum in which students can learn various CISCO components within the CISCO regional academy at Curtin, to obtain CISCO Certified Network Associate and other CISCO qualifications.
Graduates have excellent employment prospects as system administrators, network operators, help-desk consultants and a range of other careers.
At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.
You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.
Laboratory sessions are based on industry-standard certification preparation. This, combined with the theoretical foundations, will give you a unique understanding of real networks and how they are used in industry today.