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Learn about the design and application of programmable and reconfigurable devices and computer-based systems.
At RMIT, 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.
You'll gain the knowledge and skills to find better solutions to challenges in design, construction and maintenance of software and hardware components of computing and computer-controlled devices, equipment and systems. This could include 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; and provision of security for computer systems and networks.
In computer engineering, you'll learn how to create new opportunities for businesses by driving new technologies and solutions to make businesses more productive and competitive. From designing and developing new microcontroller-based products and systems, to enhancing functionalities of those that currently exist, there's a plenty of possibilities in a world of ever-changing market needs and consumer demands.
During network engineering studies you'll learn about the design, implementation and maintenance of digital communication networks. In this program, network engineering looks at technology, audio and visual communications over wired and wireless networks, optimising network performance and network security.
You'll have the opportunity to design creative solutions through inspiring and sustainable design-and-build projects, as well as taking part in the Engineers Without Borders Challenge - a humanitarian-focused course offered in all RMIT engineering degrees.
To ensure you graduate job-ready, you'll also have an opportunity to undertake a work-integrated learning (industry experience) elective.
Why study computer and network engineering at RMIT?
Studying computer and network engineering at RMIT offers the following benefits:
- Prepare yourself for employment
With at least 12 weeks of industry placements undertaken locally or internationally, you'll be work-ready when you graduate. There are also opportunities to tackle research projects in partnership with industry.
- Hands-on learning experiences
Your work will be largely laboratory-based, where you'll conduct experiments and design your own projects.
- A globally accredited qualification
As a graduate, you will be eligible for membership of Engineers Australia, and your qualification will be recognised by all 18 countries that are signatories to the International Engineering Alliance, the Washington Accord. These include the USA, UK, China, New Zealand, Japan, Korea and Singapore.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
In the final year of your studies you'll undertake a major project that is either industry-based or simulates an industrial situation. Combining and further developing the key theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for your field - as defined by Engineers Australia - you’ll work with industry leaders to solve a project challenge.
Before graduating from this program, you are strongly encouraged to complete a minimum 12 weeks of engineering industry experience. This 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 an RMIT engineering student, you'll have opportunities to engage with industry from the beginning of your degree.
Through work placements, industry projects, internships, seminars and events, you'll be in contact with industry every step of the way.
You'll have the chance to do 12 weeks' work experience, research projects in collaboration with industry and the opportunity to work overseas with leading organisations.
Computer and network engineers 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.
You'll also have the skills to run your own computer or network services business.
Within their organisations, graduates take on roles such as a network engineer or computer engineer.
Graduates have gone on to work at a range of organisations including :
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, and as an engineering student you’ll have a range of global opportunities.
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.