Course Description

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.

Tuition Fees

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $6,566 per year full-time, $26,264 total course cost
International Students: $36,480 per year full-time


4 years full time, 8 years part time

Starting dates

February, July

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Computing & Information Systems undergraduate courses at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 61.8% (national average 58.7%)
Improved skills: 70.6% (national average 77.3%)
Overall satisfaction: 76.5% (national average 75.3%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Computing & Information Systems undergraduate courses at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: (national average 71.2%)
Studying full time: (national average 11.7%)
Median full time salary: (national average $58,700)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 079618B
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) Code: BH072

Entry Requirements

The highest level of education you have previously completed will determine which category applies