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Computer and network engineering are taught together so you learn the fundamental ideas related to both fields. You can choose to specialise in either area to ensure that you graduate work ready.
Computer and network engineers specialise in design, implementation, integration and application of programmable and/or reconfigurable computers/devices or computer-based systems.
They also look into their communications or interworking in networked environments and provide ongoing support as technology is updated.
Applying knowledge and skills in the field, computer and network engineers can find better solutions to engineering challenges in design, construction and maintenance of software and hardware components of computing and computer-controlled devices, equipment and systems including those used in:
- communication networks and automation of electrical and electronic systems
- audio and visual information acquisition, processing and communications
- human-machine interaction, industrial or medical instrumentation and monitoring
- provision of security for computer systems and networks.
As a computer engineer you’ll create new opportunities for businesses by driving new technologies, and devise engineering solutions to make businesses more productive and competitive. You’ll assist businesses to design and develop new computer microprocessor or microcontrollerbased products and systems, or embedded computer systems to enhance functionalities of an existing communication, instrument, audio-visual, or automatic control product or system to meet ever-changing market needs and consumer demands.
Network engineers design, implement and maintain the digital communication networks that surround us. In this program, network engineering looks at technology, audio and visual communications over wired and wireless networks, optimising network performance and network security.
At RMIT, your work will be largely laboratory-based, where you'll conduct experiments and design your own projects.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work.
You'll have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.
In the final year of your studies you'll undertake a major project that is either industry-based or simulates an industrial situation. You'll work with industry leaders using the theory and practical experience gained through the program to solve a problem.
In order to graduate from this program you must complete a minimum 12 weeks of engineering industry experience that allows you to gain first-hand experience in an engineering practice environment under the supervision of a practising professional engineer. The nature and timing of this engineering experience can take a range of forms.
Opportunities exist for an overseas work placement of between six and 12 months (this satisfies the work experience requirement). These placements are normally taken during a one-year break in the middle or at the end of the third year of the degree.
As a graduate you can work in industry and business to design and build computer and communication networks. You may also be sought after by universities and research organisations to improve computer technologies. Job opportunities exist with governments to improve defence, security and emergency services.
Telecommunication operators such as Telstra and Optus employ network engineers as do equipment manufacturers such as Cisco and Huawei and the IT departments of many organisations.
You'll also have the skills to run your own computer or network services business.
Professional recognition and accreditation
This program is fully accredited by Engineers Australia. Graduates of the program are eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Full membership as a professional engineer may be obtained after an appropriate period of professional practice.
Australia is one of 15 countries that are signatories to the International Engineering Alliance, also known as the Washington Accord, for professional engineers. The qualification of graduates from this degree is recognised in all countries that are signatories to the Accord.
RMIT encourages you to aspire to a global career, not just a local one.
Through partner organisations in Europe, Asia and the United States, the RMIT International Industry Experience and Research Program (RIIERP) offers workplace training and academic research placements of between six and 12 months.
There are also opportunities to study abroad through Education Abroad.
Program and course information
Gain skills in both computer and network engineering
Learn the fundamental ideas related to both fields and gain hands-on skills by conducting experiments and designing your own projects.