• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
Networking and telecommunications is an ever-changing environment, with current game-changing technologies including 5G, software defined networks (SDN), Internet of Things (IoT), autonomous drones, autonomous cars, heterogeneous broadband, cloud networks and cognitive adaptive systems. The Networking and Telecommunications Engineering program is offered by Macquarie University.


The Networking and Telecommunications Engineering program at Macquarie University covers rapidly developing information communication technology networks, as well as software-defined networking for multi-layered, multi-band, multi-radio access technology; 4G and 5G mobile networks; software-defined networking for 5G networks, data centres and cloud networks; cognitive radios; network functions virtualisation; IoT network security and standards; and autonomous cars and smart cities where software-defined networking, 5G and the cloud are shaping the future.

Key features

  • You’ll develop advanced integrated theory-based knowledge of computer science, computer networking and advanced telecommunications engineering.
  • You’ll learn to manage complex telecommunications and networking projects using professional written and oral communications.
  • You’ll become skilled at applying expert insights to professional practice and/or research in the rapidly evolving field of networks and telecommunications engineering.
  • You’ll have access to our brand-new engineering facilities, including open collaborative learning spaces, a dedicated full-pitch FIRST® robotics field and high-tech laboratories with modern software, including Matlab, OSS Nokia Virtual lab, Rhode and Schwarz software solutions, and NI Labview platforms to enrich and enhance your practical application of networking and telecommunications.
  • You’ll be taught by active researchers in this field, which means that cutting-edge research is integrated into the units they teach.

Career Opportunities

  • Autonomous cars and drones engineer
  • Cloud network support manager
  • Communications engineer
  • IoT Engineer
  • IoT security expert
  • IT system administrator
  • Network analyst
  • Network big data consultant
  • Network engineer
  • Network manager
  • Network optimisation expert

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Software Defined Networking 
  • Mobile Networks 
  • Data Communication 
  • Engineering project
  • Random Signals for Communications 
  • Communication Systems 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    International students: It is a good idea to apply at least two to three months before Session begins.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      1 year or 2 years

  • Credits
    80 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements


  • AQF level 8 bachelor honours or graduate diploma qualification in a related field or recognised equivalent which includes a substantial final year research project, or
  • Higher degree research qualification in a relevant discipline

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37500 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    27913 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27913 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Sydney

  • 1882 - 3550 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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