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RMIT University

  • 45% international / 55% domestic

Master of Engineering (Telecommunication and Network Engineering)

  • Masters (Coursework)

Gain advanced knowledge in the fields of Internet-of-Things networks, telecommunications and network engineering.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Course Code
MC234, 079936K
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
International Fees
$39,360 per year / $78,720 total

About this course

Enhance your career prospects by gaining expertise in the fast-moving world of Internet-of-Things networks, telecommunication and network engineering.

You'll develop your knowledge and skills in the analysis, design, implementation and operation of Internet-of-Things networks, telecommunication systems/devices, and networks architecture, applications and services. Enhance your professional skills in research by undertaking a major research project in your final year and learn new transferrable skills that you can use in a range of different industries.

You'll study a range of topics including:

  • Internet-of-Things (IoT) networks: gain a specialized knowledge in designing, building and operating IoT networks. IoT is a key technology for enabling smarter cities, better transport, connected factories, self-driving cars and smarter agriculture
  • Internet applications, management and security: From enterprise networks to cloud computing, will gain indispensable skills in in designing, building and operating networks and applications with emphasis on network security. You will master key skills in software defined networks
  • Telecommunications: whether wireless or wired, you will grasp the fundamentals of current wireless technologies, next generation 5G, optical fiber networks and satellite communication systems
  • Telecommunication equipment design and development: Gain the cutting-edge knowledge in the research and development of antennas and circuits in the RF, microwave and mmWave.

Entry requirements

Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or international equivalent) in one of the following fields: Computer Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Communication Engineering or Network Engineering.

Applicants who have a successfully completed an Australian bachelor degree (or international equivalent) will be considered if they have at least 3 years of relevant industry experience.


Successful completion of an Australian postgraduate qualification (or international equivalent) in a related discipline (as above).


Applicants without any relevant prior qualification will be considered if they have at least 10 years of relevant industry experience.

If you wish to have industry or employment experience assessed as part of meeting the entry requirements you will need to provide a detailed CV/resume listing previous positions, dates of employment and position responsibilities; a statement from your employer confirming these details (or contact details of employer so RMIT can seek confirmation); and evidence of any relevant professional development undertaken.

International qualifications are assessed for comparability to Australian qualifications according to the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).


Some applicants may be eligible for exemptions. Approved exemptions may change the duration of their study in the program.

Study locations

Melbourne City

Career pathways

Our graduates can establish their own businesses or undertake further studies such as the PhD. You will be equipped to work in leadership roles in telecommunication and network industries.

Rapid developments in global telecommunication and network technologies present exciting career opportunities for graduates of this program, with enhanced prospects in industries such as:

  • Telecommunication operators
  • Internet-of-Things network operators, providers and users
  • Internet service providers
  • Wireless/Wired Network consultants and contractors
  • Network security providers
  • Satellite and space industry
  • Network applications consultants and developers
  • Communication devices research and development industry
  • Defence research and development
  • Mining industry