Network and System Computing

    Unit set code: NMANSC | Study level: Undergraduate | Unit set type: Major
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    VU Sydney


    This major provides students with advanced knowledge and skills in network and system computing through an integrated set of units in networking and network management. It builds on the Bachelor of Information Technology foundations including computer networks, programming, database systems and operating systems. Students will study server management, enterprise network management, routing and switching, IPv6, mobile and wireless networks, network design, Internet of Things, network security and virtualisation. It will prepare students for Microsoft and Cisco certificates like Microsoft Server Administration, Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft HyperV, CCNA, CCNA Wireless and CCNA Security. Furthermore, they will apply practical and contemporary technologies to develop solutions to real world problems in their capstone final year projects.

    Unit set structure

    For a Major study, students must complete ninety-six (96) credit points of study, comprising of:

    • Eight (8) Core Specialist Area units.
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    Most courses have compulsory 'core' units, as well as optional units.


    'Credit points' are the value that each unit contributes towards your course.
    Most units at VU are worth 12 credit points. You will need to complete the required course credit points to graduate.

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