Master Online

Networking and Systems Administration

12 months
29280 AUD/year
27600 AUD/year
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The Master of Networking and Systems Administration from Charles Sturt University develops your expertise in the design, implementation and management of computer networks, so you can lead in the efficient functioning of your organisation. Preparation for the world's most popular industry certifications, from vendors such as Microsoft and Cisco, is an integral part of the course.  


If you aspire to move into senior positions within the networking and inter-networking discipline, the Networking and Systems Administration program from Charles Sturt University – developed in close consultation with industry professionals, academic experts and Charles Sturt University alumni – is ideal. 

You'll learn under the guidance of experienced academic staff and industry-based lecturers who are across all the very latest industry trends. Preparation for the world's most in-demand computer networking industry certifications is also included as an integral part of this course. 

The latest government higher education statistics show that Charles Sturt University is Australia’s largest provider of postgraduate IT education. Our students, academics and researchers form a diverse, collaborative community dedicated to best practice and the development of quality teaching and outcomes that address on-topic issues in IT.

You'll commence by studying topics on network protocols, hacking countermeasures and IT service management before pursuing your own interests. Choose from subjects on cloud computing, wireless networking, virtualisation, network security, Active Directory, Exchange Server management and more.

Delivered online, this course enables you to apply your learning and insight in real-time, having an immediate impact on your organisation. You can study online from anywhere in the world, allowing you to update your qualifications while continuing to work. You can also speed up or slow down your study pace to meet your changing professional and personal schedules. Our subjects are supported by a host of educational technologies, from video lectures to online simulations. There is no need to attend on-campus lectures or residential schools.

Career opportunities

When you graduate from Charles Sturt University's Master of Networking and Systems Administration, you will be well-positioned to lead change and innovation in a rapidly growing global industry. Use your specialised knowledge and skills to move into managerial roles in network administration, network engineering and systems administration in the public or private sector.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Information Technology Ethics
  • Networking 
  • Emerging Technologies and Innovation
  • Virtualisation
  • Cyber Security  
  • Professional Communications 
  • Wireless Communications
  • Programming Principles
  • Internet of Things
  • Cloud Computing
  • Network Security and Cryptography

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


96 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS 00005F 

  • Bachelor degree in a related area from a recognised tertiary institution, OR
  • Graduate Certificate in a related area.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29280 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29280 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    27600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27600 AUD per year during 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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