La Trobe University

Master of Telecommunication and Network Engineering

Overview

Start dates
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Duration
2 years full-time or 4 years part-time
Fees and costs
$29,600 per 120 credit points.

If you're an engineer who wants to specialise in the rapidly evolving telecommunication and network field, our Master of Telecommunication and Network Engineering can get you there. Communication and network technologies have changed significantly in recent years, and we'll give you the knowledge and practical experience to meet the challenges of this industry.

Our course focuses on computer, internet, multimedia and telecommunication technology from high-level specification of telecommunications systems through to the realisation of communication circuits.

First-year core subjects introduce you to fundamental areas including broadband digital communication, engineering practice and communication networks. In second year, you'll move into more advanced areas including personal mobile communications, antennas and propagation, and current experimental practices in electronics and telecommunications. A core subject is the design exercise, which involves using state-of-the-art software to design telecommunication, mobile and electronic systems.

When you combine studies in network engineering you’ll be able to work in the design and development of new systems including computer networks, signal processing, wireless systems, and hardware and software development.

Our graduates have found employment as business analysts, network engineers, development engineers, programs analysts and technical project leads.

You can study our course for two years full-time or four years part-time at our Melbourne Campus. There's a limited number of Postgraduate Excellence Scholarships available, where you can get up to a 20 per cent discount on course fees.

Susnigdha Abburi

Susnigdha Abburi

Alumni, Master of Telecommunications and Network Engineering

“The course at La Trobe University has definitely helped to shape my career.”

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Susnigdha Abburi completed a Masters of Telecommunication and Network Engineering and is now employed in a challenging and rewarding position with leading global professional services company Accenture.

Susnigdha says studying a Masters at La Trobe was the turning point in her career.

'The course at La Trobe University has definitely helped to shape my career and has fine-tuned my time management skills, people skills and decision-making skills.'

'The engineering staff are very knowledgeable and were very approachable, if and when I had any doubts. It is a very well-structured coursework with great laboratory facilities, and the interactive lecture sessions were a huge plus.'

'The best thing about studying at La Trobe was I had a chance to interact and work with people from different cultural backgrounds and that has greatly helped me to get started in the corporate environment.'

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

A four-year Bachelor of Engineering degree or international equivalent, in electronic engineering, computer engineering or communication/telecommunication engineering, or a four-year (Honours) degree in an appropriate field, or equivalent. Applicants with a three-year Bachelor of Science (in an appropriate field), or Bachelor of Engineering degree in another field, may also be considered for admission following the successful completion of the Graduate Diploma in Electronic Engineering. Enrolment in this program is subject to approval from the course coordinator.

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

Career outcomes

Telecommunications is a global industry and the Master of Telecommunication and Network Engineering will prepare you for diverse opportunities in Australia and overseas. When you combine studies in network engineering you'll be able to work in the design and development of new systems including computer networks, signal processing, wireless systems, and hardware and software development. This course equips you for careers in: - research and development - telecommunication design - broadband digital communication - defence organisations - mobile communications - advanced network engineering. Our graduates have found employment as business analysts, network engineers, development engineers, programs analysts and technical project leads.

Fees and costs

Course fees

$29,600 per 120 credit points.

Scholarships

Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your course fees.

Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.

How to apply

Applications for Semester 2, 2018 will open soon.

Applications for Semester 1, 2019 will open later this year.

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See Student Handbook for more details

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus: