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ICT80415 Graduate Diploma of Telecommunications Network Engineering

CRICOS CODE 087830J

Course Description
This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for individuals in strategic and operational leadership roles in the technology domain. The individual provides domain thought leadership; assesses best possible and commercially viable telecommunications networks and systems solutions and services; plans changes to networks and systems in line with business strategy and enterprise product and technology roadmaps; analyses potential and real network problems; and develops innovative, commercially advantageous solutions.

The individual is a recognised authority and trusted business advisor for delivering tomorrow’s solutions as well as optimisation of current network system performance and customer satisfaction. Research, analysis, design, development and deployment of technical and commercially viable solutions for: cloud computing, digital signal processing, cellular and satellite systems and telecommunications networks are requirements of the individual.

Qualification
On successful completion of this course the student would obtain ICT80415 Graduate Diploma of Telecommunications Network Engineering. After completion of this course, students may opt to develop more specialised technical skills and knowledge may seek articulation into a university program.

Mode and Method of Delivery
The method of delivery includes classroom based theory and practical training sessions. A simulated workplace environment may be created, if required through individual and group activities and practical tasks in both delivery and assessment where students will be facilitated to develop skills and knowledge to fulfil the requirements for each competency unit and its elements. Units can be delivered either as a stand alone or clustered unit. Some portfolio or other assessments may provide evidence of overall competency in more than one unit. Students will be advised of this where applicable.

Assessments
Assessment processes cover a broad range of skills and knowledge needed to demonstrate competency and will integrate knowledge and skills with their practical application. All Assessments of units of competence will be conducted according to the assessment guidelines and competency standards of the official Training Package for this qualification.

Students will be required to perform in a range of areas including and not limited to: Short Answer Test, Case Study, Presentation, Practical Demonstration, Computer based activities and Written Examinations etc.

Course Length
This course will be delivered over a 40 week period of full time study (including course delivery, assessment, public holidays and break).

Entry Requirements

Entry to this qualification is limited to those who:

  • Have completed a Bachelor degree in related fields of study and 2 years equivalent full-time relevant workplace experience at a significant level of project or program leadership and management responsibility and/or complexity in an enterprise.

or

  • Have completed a Diploma or Advanced Diploma qualification in related fields of study and 3 years equivalent full-time relevant workplace experience at a significant level of project or program leadership and management responsibility and/or complexity in an enterprise.

or

  • Five years equivalent full-time relevant workplace experience at a significant level of leadership and management responsibility and/or complexity in an enterprise.

Eligibility requirements - International Students
Age requirements

For international students Imperial has a requirement that all students must be over 18 years of age at the commencement of course. In relation to this qualification it would be quite unexpected for any student local or international to be under 18 years of age.

English Language
All international students should be able to meet the English requirements as required under the assessment level of the student by Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).

Imperial accepts the results from International Language Test Score (IELTS), PTE Academic English or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) as below:

IELTS (Academic English)       TOEFL (Paper Based)       TOEFL (Internet Based)       PTE Academic
Overall band score of 5.5                       527                                          46                                    42

Applicants whose English results falls below above score will need to enrol in an English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS).  Arrangements will be made for the student to complete the ELICOS course with one of our associate providers at the student’s expense.

Fee - International Students
Tuition Fee:             $7,500
Admission Fee:       $250

Overseas student Health cover (OSHC) year (These prices are determined by the Insurance Provider and may be subject to change)

Single:                     $408
Family:                    $3501

Resources                 $1200 (including laptop and course material)

Note: As per ESOS Act, a Student can pay full fees of the above course before the start of the course, if they wish to do so, but they are not required to pay more than 50 percent up front course fee. We can also provide a more flexible payment plan to students to suite their individual circumstances

Eligibility Requirements - Domestic Students
English Language
The applicant must have sufficient proficiency in English to be able to work successfully in a highly communicative environment.

Fee - Domestic full fee paying students

Tuition Fee:        $7,500
Application Fee: $250

We confirm that there will no additional cost(s) in undertaking this course
For domestic full fee paying students, Imperial will accept payment of no more than $1000 from each individual student prior to the commencement of the course. Following course commencement, Imperial may require payment of additional fees in advance from the student but only such that at any given time, the total amount required to be paid which is attributable to tuition or other services yet to be delivered to the student does not exceed $1,500.

Skill Recognition/Credit Transfers
Students may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) by providing evidence that they have the required skills and knowledge in the specific areas of competency through work /industry experience and/or completed eligible assessments in an equivalent or higher qualification.

Appropriate credit transfer may be granted to eligible students against each unit of competency on evidence to successful completion of the same unit in an equivalent or higher nationally endorsed qualification.

Students with credit transfers will finish the course in a shorter duration and are advised to consult appropriate authorities/bodies for applicable criteria if they are planning further study or stay in Australia.

Units of Competence
In order to attain this qualification students are required to complete 8 units – 3 core units and 5 elective units. Students may apply for exemption for any unit in which they can successfully demonstrate competency. Please refer details under Skill Recognition/Credit Transfers.

Core Units
ICTPMG802 Manage a telecommunications project
ICTPMG804 Evaluate and use telecommunications management networks
ICTSUS806 Lead applied research in ICT sustainability
Elective Units
ICTTEN813 Produce engineering solutions using numerical computations and simulation
ICTPMG801 Manage a telecommunications workplace
ICTTEN812 Evaluate and apply digital signal processing to communications system
ICTTEN811 Evaluate and apply network security
ICTICT801  Lead research into identifying new marketplace opportunities

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