The Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems and Networking a 3 year degree course closely aligned to the needs of industry, training graduates who are industry-ready with the skillset to support, administer and manage ICT systems and networks in a wide range of industry sectors.
All companies rely on computer systems and services to support their business. Most require in-house ICT knowledge and expertise to track customers and products, to develop, analyse and administer web sites, to monitor and maintain their computers and networks, to maintain and update software operating systems and applications and to plan, deploy and monitor computer services while ensuring the security of data and networks.
There are also many large and small computer companies developing and providing software and hardware services and solutions to a variety of sectors, including Financial Services, Food & Agriculture, Telecommunications, Health and Education. There any many roles involved in the development of these services and solutions including testing, updating and deploying the solutions, operating and monitoring software remotely and providing customer support. Students of this course will develop the skills required to support, administer and manage the IT infrastructure in a wide variety of sectors.
The primary focus of this course is on developing technical and practical skills in computing and the provision and maintenance of hardware, software and networks. The first semester of this course is common to all computing courses within the department, covering modules in computer hardware, networks and programming. Modules that focus on the provision of support and training in an IT environment are introduced from semester 2.
A key component of this course is work placement. This is the focus of semester 4 and provides the opportunity for students to gain relevant, real world experience in a workplace environment.