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Diploma of Network and Software Engineering - 353JA

Course Code: 353JA
Course Version: 2
Location: UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline(s): Academic Program Area - Technology
UAC Code: 360024
CRICOS Code: 090070G
Selection Rank: 50
English Language Requirements:

An overall IELTS Academic score (or equivalent) of 5.5, with no band score below 5.5. Students who have undertaken all of their education in an English speaking country (as defined on UC website) are deemed to have met our English language proficiency requirements.

The Diploma develops the expertise and skills that students need to confidently enter and contribute to the engineering industry leading to a career as a contributing team member in engineering industry. Diploma graduates will have direct entry into the second year of the Bachelor of Engineering in Network and Software Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Software Engineering at the University of Canberra.


Prospective International Students
Email or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students
Please contact University of Canberra College, Phone +61 2 6201 2961 or Email
Prospective Domestic Students
Email or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)

Admission Requirements

Students are required to meet English Language requirements and normal admission requirements to the University of Canberra College.

Assumed Knowledge

It is assumed that applicants have completed the mathematics unit as part of their high school studies.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2021 UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce UCC Trimester 1
UCC Trimester 2
UCC Trimester 3
UCC Trimester 1
UCC Trimester 2
UCC Trimester 3
2022 UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce UCC Trimester 1
UCC Trimester 2
UCC Trimester 3
UCC Trimester 1
UCC Trimester 2
UCC Trimester 3
2023 UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce UCC Trimester 1
UCC Trimester 2
UCC Trimester 3
UCC Trimester 1
UCC Trimester 2
UCC Trimester 3

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course


Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Diploma of Network and Software Engineering DipNetwork&SE

Unit Delivery Modes

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International



The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Demonstrate knowledge of the underpinning mathematics, computer and information fundaments applicable to the engineering discipline; Knowledge: comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning sciences and engineering fundamentals.
Use engineering principles in the solution of technological problems in the field of information engineering Problem solving: ability to apply problem?solving processes in novel situations; identify, analyse problems then formulate, implement solutions.
Demonstrate a basic understanding of the professional engineering environment including fundaments of team working skills, leadership, professional communication, and engineering workplace ethics, responsibilities and sustainability; Professionalism and social responsibility: capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the environment..
Apply systematic approaches to the conduct and management of basic engineering projects; Working independently and with others: ability to plan own work, be self?directed, and use interpersonal skills and attitudes to work collaboratively.
Communicate in oral and written form to professional and wider audiences; Communication: ability to present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries.
Demonstrate the ability to apply the knowledge and skills acquired during the course to basic engineering projects and to establish professional development plans, key for lifelong learning; Application of Knowledge and skills: Lifelong learning and personal attributes applicable to the evolving technological world.

Course Duration

Standard 3 trimester full time or equivalent. Maximum 8 trimesters.




  • Past Offerings
    • 2017->UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce-Internal
    • 2020->UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce-Internal

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