Learn about the design and application of programmable and reconfigurable devices and computer-based systems.
At RMIT, computer and network engineering are taught together, with a focus on Internet of computerised, smart and intelligent Things (IoT), so you learn the fundamental ideas related to both fields. You can choose to specialise in either area to ensure that you graduate work-ready.
You’ll gain the knowledge and skills to find better solutions to challenges in design, construction and maintenance of software and hardware components of computing and computer-controlled devices, equipment and systems. This could include communication networks and automation of electrical and electronic systems; audio and visual information acquisition, processing and communications; human-machine interaction, industrial or medical instrumentation and monitoring; and provision of security for computer systems and networks.
In computer engineering, you’ll learn how to create new opportunities for businesses by driving new technologies and solutions to make businesses more productive and competitive. From designing and developing new microcontroller-based products and systems, to enhancing functionalities of those that currently exist, there are plenty of possibilities in a world of ever-changing market needs and consumer demands.
During network engineering studies you’ll learn about the design, implementation and maintenance of digital communication networks. In this program, network engineering looks at technology, audio and visual communications over wired and wireless networks, network management and software defined networks, optimising network performance and network security.
You’ll have the opportunity to design creative solutions through inspiring and sustainable design-and-build projects, as well as taking part in the Engineers Without Borders Challenge – a humanitarian-focused course offered in all RMIT engineering degrees.
To ensure you graduate job-ready, you’ll also have an opportunity to undertake a work-integrated learning (industry experience) elective.
Why study computer and network engineering at RMIT?
Studying computer and network engineering at RMIT offers the following benefits:
Prepare yourself for employment
With at least 12 weeks of industry placements undertaken locally or internationally, you’ll be work-ready when you graduate. There are also opportunities to tackle research projects in partnership with industry.
Hands-on learning experiences
Your work will be largely laboratory-based, where you’ll conduct experiments and design your own projects.
A globally accredited qualification
As a graduate, you will be eligible for membership of Engineers Australia, and your qualification will be recognised by all 18 countries that are signatories to the International Engineering Alliance, the Washington Accord. These include the USA, UK, China, New Zealand, Japan, Korea and Singapore.