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Combine technical engineering solutions within the computer and network engineering sphere with the core knowledge required to successfully manage modern organisations.
Computer and network engineers equipped with management and entrepreneurial skills are able to devise engineering solutions that make businesses more productive and competitive. They can work with organisations to improve an existing product and/or a system, or integrate more than one system so that the whole works more efficiently.
Engineers in these fields work with professionals in project teams in manufacturing, automation, agriculture, transport, education, medicine and environmental monitoring.
By doubling up with a business degree, you'll be more confident tackling complex financial systems. You'll develop innovative approaches to projects and the ability to succeed in positions with more influence and responsibility.
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.
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. 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.
Graduates will have the opportunity to work in many industries, including:
- power generation and distribution
- primary industries
Computer and network engineers are found in technology companies such as Intel, telecommunications companies such as Telstra and Optus, equipment manufacturers such as Cisco, Alcatel-Lucent and Huawei, and the IT departments of many organisations.
You'll gain a business qualification, which will help to move you quickly into management roles. You may also choose to start your own business, delivering services in your specialist area of study.
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
Double up to get you ahead in your career
This double degree combines technical solutions in computer and network engineering with the core skills you'll need to be a successful manager.