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Graduate Diploma in Internetworking and Security (GradDipIntwkSecur)


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Title Graduate Diploma in Internetworking and Security (GradDipIntwkSecur)
Course Code G1059
Study Level Graduate Diploma
Organisational Unit Information Technology, Mathematics and Statistics
Academic Contacts

Academic Chair: Dr Polychronis Koutsakis | Email: p.koutsakis@murdoch.edu.au | Tel: 9360 6475

Qualification Graduate Diploma in Internetworking and Security (GradDipIntwkSecur)
Duration 1 year full-time (if commencing in Semester 1) or part-time equivalent subject to unit availability. Students commencing mid-year (Semester 2) will need 1.5 years minimum enrolment (a total of 3 semesters) to complete requirements.
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Restriction All graduate courses are subject to restriction.
Description The Graduate Diploma in Internetworking and Security provides a thorough and practical grounding in network design, network administration, network management and security. The course structure is flexible allowing students to choose units that target their skills in security, LAN and Wireless network design, global network design or network management and tailor the course to meet their career needs.

Most specialisations prepare students to sit one or more industry certification exams. These certifications include Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA), Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP).
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings Recognised Australian Computer Society (ACS) accredited Bachelor's degree in IT (AQF Level 7);
OR recognised Bachelor's degree (AQF Level 7) plus an approved qualification in IT (AQF Level 8);
OR recognised Bachelor's degree (AQF Level 7) plus two years of relevant IT experience;
OR recognised Honours degree (AQF Level 8) plus relevant IT experience.
Recognition of relevant and current informal or non-formal learning may be used for entry requirements, and should be discussed with the Academic Chair.
Students who have completed the BSc in Internetworking and Security may not enrol in this course.

Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Special Requirements The course is available by on-campus attendance only.
Internet access is required for all students.
Course Learning Outcomes 1. Apply the tools and techniques of project management to support successful project completion.
2. identify the benefits and weaknesses of different methods of enforcing security and develop a security master plan for an organisation.
3. Design and implement an enterprise network that is functional, stable and scalable using network emulation software.
4. Implement, test and secure large scalable switched, routed and WiFi networks in accordance with specification and design.
5. Demonstrate proficiency in the administration of Linux systems.
Employment Prospects The following employers are increasingly concerned with network performance and security: network service providers, banking and finance organisations, government and the military. There is also scope to work as an independent network and security consultant.
Professional Recognition Graduates are eligible to sit for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA) Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) industry certification exams.
Further Study Students who successfully complete the Graduate Diploma may apply for admission to the Master of Information Technology.
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Course Structure - 24 credit points

Core Units - 18 credit points

ICT521 IT Professional Practice - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

ICT603 Wireless Data Communications - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ICT546 Local Area Network Design and Implementation - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

ICT535 Advanced Business Data Communications - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

ICT502 Applied Information Security Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

ICT508 Information Technology Project Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

Specified Electives - 6 credit points

ICT501 Business Analysis and Systems Development Approaches - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

ICT505 Knowledge Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ICT513 Data Analytics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

ICT515 Foundations of Data Science - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ICT601 Business Analytics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ICT602 Advanced Data Analysis - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

ICT612 Human Factors in Information Technology - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

ICT615 Information Technology Research Methods - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

ICT616 Data Resources Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

ICT619 Artificial Intelligence - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

ICT622 Information Technology Strategy - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

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