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Master of Computing Technology Specialisation Networking & System Security

Master of Computing Technology Specialisation Networking & System Security (MCTN)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • External
  • On-campus
Campus
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 2 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Feb, Jul

Overview

  • USQ’s Master of Computing Technology (Networking and System Security) degree enables you to become an expert in Networking and System Security. 
  • This masters degree focuses on enhancing your professional skills and making it relevant to the workforce.
  • In addition to studying the courses within the Networking and System Security specialisation, you will select one Research specialisation:
    • Applied Research - You will be a part of research training courses, learning about research practice and ethics, data science and visualisation, preparing you to research thoroughly and effectively. Upon graduation, you will not be eligible for enrolment in the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).
    • Advanced Research - Undertake an exciting research project under the guidance of an available supervisor. You will learn how to gather, organise and analyse information and ideas, to review, research and report on your chosen project area. Upon graduation you will be eligible to apply for the Doctor Of Philosophy (PhD).

Professional accreditation

The Master of Computing is accredited at professional level by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and, through the Seoul Accord, is recognised in other countries. The Seoul Accord is a multi-lateral agreement that allows ACS accreditation to be recognised globally. This means when you graduate, your degree will be recognised by other countries who are members of the Accord.

Career outcomes

  • USQ’s Master of Computing Technology is flexible and relevant to a workforce that thrives on science and technology.
  • You will possess high-level skills in computing theory, practice and research, giving you a competitive advantage in a career that is dynamic, global and in demand.
  • Career opportunities after completion of this degree include software engineer, IT manager, database designer, database administrator, system and network administrator, and web information professional.

Entry requirements 

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

USQ offers a number of bachelor degrees for you to study to help you meet the entry requirements for your chosen degree.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 16 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 2
Specialisation courses 10
1 x research specialisation 4
Total 16

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Other specialisation

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported

The Federal Government contributes to the cost of your course and you need to pay a student contribution.

AUD 7950
Domestic full fee paying

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 23440

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2021. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level. Find out if you are eligible for FEE-HELP. 

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

The closing dates for applying directly to USQ are:

  • Semester 1, 2021 - applications close Monday 22 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 22 February, 2021.
  • Semester 2, 2021 - applications close Monday 12 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 12 July, 2021.

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

Discover further information on applying to study at USQ that is relevant to you.

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