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La Trobe University

  • 24% international / 76% domestic

Master of Telecommunication and Network Engineering

  • Masters (Coursework)

Join the next generation of engineers.The telecommunications industry has been transformed by disruptive technologies and employers are searching for engineers with the skills to transform their businesses.Tap into this growing demand by combining studies in network engineering with skills in design...

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
2 years full-time
Course Code
050071D
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Mar, Jul
Domestic Fees
$33,200 per year / $66,400 total
International Fees
$38,200 per year / $76,400 total

About this course

Join the next generation of engineers.

The telecommunications industry has been transformed by disruptive technologies and employers are searching for engineers with the skills to transform their businesses.

Tap into this growing demand by combining studies in network engineering with skills in design and development of new systems. La Trobe's Master of Telecommunications and Network Engineering will give you a solid foundation in hardware and software development, computer networks, signal processing and wireless systems. You will use software currently used in industry and the latest signal generators, PCs, development boards, digital storage oscilloscopes and spectrum analysers, with on-campus access to the Centre for Technology Infusion.

Our six-month Work Integrated Learning (WIL) program gives you 800 hours of real-world experience working in an engineering company or related-industry employer of electrical engineers, including partners like Telstra, Siemens, the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) and Fortis.

Alternatively, you could join a research team on an advanced engineering project. You'll build industry connections and see how engineering is practised first-hand. A A$10 000 scholarship is also available for eligible students to support your study.

Developed in consultation with industry leaders, this specialised course is designed to prepare you for the challenges of our future workforce.

You'll learn:

  • Sustainable engineering
    • Develop socially conscious decision-making processes by examining sustainable workplace practices in the Australian engineering industry.
  • Network security
    • Scrutinise security attacks on system and network services and assess different security mechanisms.
  • Communication networks
    • Learn about network architecture, serial communication standards and routing techniques in computer communication networks. Advanced networking subjects explore software and networking equipment from CISCO, and current technologies used in telecom networks.
  • Management in engineering
    • Become a well-rounded professional by building negotiation, risk analysis and consultation skills.

One year of advanced standing may be available to engineering graduates with a four-year Bachelor's degree with Honours from another Australian university.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9 - Masters Degree.

Study locations

Melbourne

Career pathways

Possible career paths include:

  • Network/systems engineer
    • Oversee the design, installation, analysis, troubleshooting and maintenance of networks.
  • Development engineer
    • Conduct research, test and create prototypes to determine manufacturing specs.
  • Program analyst
    • Analyse corporate programs to assist in the development of more efficient systems and reduce costs.