Bachelor of Networking and Telecommunications

Bachelor of Networking and Telecommunications (BNeT) 0101638

CRICOS Code 0101638
National Course Id CRS1400451
Full Time 3 years
Part Time 6 years
Units 24
Campus Level 16, 233 Castlereagh Street, Sydney 2000
ILETS Academic 6.0 overall with no band less than 6.0
Delivery mode Face-to-face
Outcome Bachelor of Networking and Telecommunications

About Bachelor of Networking and Telecommunications

Course Description

The Bachelor of Networking and Telecommunications (BNeT) course is grounded in foundational mathematics, programming, networking and telecommunications units. These skills and knowledge are then built on in a series of units covering the main areas of today’s Networking and Telecommunications industry, including the following: cloud computing; wireless and mobile technologies; operating systems; IP networks; switched and routed networks; optical transmission networks; MPLS networking; and Voice over IP.

Career Outcomes

A career in one of the fastest growing professions. The rapid development and evolution in global information structures, cloud, web, and mobile technologies has seen businesses (Telcos, retailers, banks, educational institutions and so on) all face major challenges in providing networks that are accessible and secure. The need for specialists who can design, build, maintain, support, and protect these networks is growing.


The Bachelor of Networking and Telecommunications is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA):

The Diploma of Networking Technology is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA):

Course Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed the Bachelor of Networking and Telecommunications, you should be able to:

  1. A demonstrate your understanding of a body of knowledge including recent developments in the area of networking and telecommunications networks
  2. Demonstrate a developed understanding of the principles of networks and telecommunications engineering
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles underlying the planning and management of networks and telecommunications
  4. Apply mathematical and computational skills necessary for the solution of theoretical and practical problems
  5. Demonstrate creativity and initiative in application of analytical, problem-solving and design skills to networks and telecommunications
  6. To successfully work independently with personal accountability in solving problems in networks and telecommunications
  7. Demonstrate high-level oral and written communication skills
  8. To apply your knowledge to design, investigate and solve specific problems in the area of networking and telecommunications and their applications through directed studies or projects in the form of internships with industry or research providers.

Course Structure







YEAR 1 (Semester 1 or 2)


ICT100 Fundamentals of computer system hardware and software Core None


NTW100 Introduction to computer networking Core None


ICT101 Mathematics for computing Core NSW HSC Band 4 for English and Band 3 in Advanced Mathematics or Band 4 in Standard 2 Mathematics or equivalent


GBU100 Professional Business Communications Core None


NTW101 Principles of network administration Core NTW100


ICT102 Foundations of programming Core None


ICT103 Introduction to telecommunications systems Core None


GBU200 Business ethics and corporate social responsibility Core None
YEAR 2 (Semester 1 or 2)



Cloud computing Core ICT102, ICT103, NTW100



Mobile and wireless technologies Core ICT103, NTW100



Operating Systems and administration Core ICT100, ICT101



Scalable IP networks Core ICT103, NTW100



Implementing switched and routed networks Core NTW100, NTW101



Network Security Core NTW101



Enterprise virtualisation Core ICT103, NTW100



Broadband access technologies and networks Core ICT103, NTW100
YEAR 3 (Semester 1 or 2)


NTW300 Optical transmission networks Core ICT103, NTW100


NTW301 Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) Networking Core NTW201


NTW302 Interior routing protocols and their implementation Core NTW201


NTW303 Telecommunications network management Core NTW101


PDV300 ICT Project Core ICT101, GBU100, ICT102, ICT200, NTW202, ICT201, NTW201, NTW200, NTW203, ICT202, and ICT300


ITC303 Unified Communications Core ICT103, NTW100


ITC304 Long Term Evolution (LTE) Technologies Elective NTW202
NTW304 Border gateway protocols (BGP) Elective NTW302
NTW305 Virtual private LAN services (VPLS) Elective NTW301
NTW306 Quality of service (QOS) Elective NTW301, NTW302
NTW307 Optical network design and planning Elective NTW300
NTW308 Radio network design and planning Elective NTW202
Please Note
  • The program is available each intake but note that some units of study are subject to quotas and minimum enrolment requirements.
  • Not all units of study are available every semester, and changes in course structure occur from time to time.
Exit Outcomes

To obtain the Bachelor of Networking and Telecommunications (BNeT), candidates are required to successfully complete all 24 units (with a minimum of 12 units, 50%, completed at the Institute). Not all units are offered each semester. If you complete the 8 100 level units with the Institute (either at the Institute or with Advanced Standing not exceeding 4 of the 100 level units), you will be eligible to obtain the Diploma of Networking Telecommunications (DipNT).

International Student Duration

The CRICOS-registered duration is 156 weeks or 3 years of full-time study (6 semesters). Please note the part time mode is not available to a holder of a student visa, who is not a citizen of Australia or New Zealand, or who is not an Australian permanent resident, or who is a temporary resident of Australia.

Domestic Student Duration

For domestic students the BNeT course is 3 years full-time or 6 years part-time.

Delivery Method

Face-to-face on campus.

Assessment Methods

The Institute uses authentic assessment principles that may include practical exercises, case studies, presentations, reports, online simulations, essays, and examinations. These may include being done under invigilation.

Entry Requirements
  • Completion of Year 12, or equivalent, with a minimum ATAR of 60 AND
  • NSW (or equivalent) Band 4 Standard English; and
  • NSW (or equivalent) Band 3 Advanced Mathematics; or
  • NSW (or equivalent) Band 4 Standard 2 Mathematics.
  • An equivalent secondary qualification overseas that also meets the mathematics requirement above; or
  • An accredited Tertiary Preparation Program or a Foundation Year Program offered by an accredited Australian provider that also meets the mathematics requirement above; or
  • One year of completed accredited full-time study at a registered institution of tertiary education at AQF level 5 or above that also meets the mathematics requirement above.
English Language Proficiency Requirements

Students whose first language is not English, must demonstrate competency in the English language. English proficiency can be demonstrated by providing certified evidence of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test result (or equivalent alternative test result, as follows), issued no more than two (2) years prior to date of application:

IELTS                      International English Language Testing System: Academic version

TOEFL iBT                 Test of English as a Foreign Language: Internet-based Test

PTE Academic           Pearson Test of English Academic

C1A                              Cambridge English C1 Advanced (previously CAE or Cambridge English: Advanced)

C2P                              Cambridge English C2 Proficiency (previously CPE or Cambridge English: Proficiency)

OET                              Occupational English Test

KITE                             Kaplan International Tools for English

Duolingo*                     Duolingo English Test (temporary alternative test for applicants from China)

IELTS Academic 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0
TOEFL iBT 83 13 21 12 18
PTE Academic 58 50 50 50 50
C1A 180 169 169 169 169
C2P 180 169 169 169 169
OET C+ C+ C/C+ C/C+
KITE B2 B2 (>450) B2 (>450) B2 (>450) B2 (>450)
Duolingo* 115 110 110 110 110

Note that the most recent attempt at any language proficiency test supersedes any previous attempts or requirements

Other acceptable evidence of English proficiency includes:

  • Successful completion of an AQF Level 5 Diploma or above with at least two (2) years of full-time study in English at an Australian registered vocational or higher education.

The date of application for admission must not be 2 or more years from the date of the test result. If the applicant has undertaken multiple tests, then the most recent test will be the only result considered.