Recent advances in computer and telecommunications networking have increased the importance of networking technologies in the computing discipline. Net-centric computing is a relatively new branch of computing, and it represents a paradigm shift to the internet computing model.
Net-centric computing covers a range of sub-specialities including computer communication network concepts and protocols, multimedia systems, Web standards and technologies, network security, wireless and mobile computing, and distributed systems. Upon graduation, our graduates can expect to find employment opportunities in private and public sectors where ICT are used. A wide range of career options include but are not limited to, Network Administrator, Network Analyst, Consultant, and Applications Developer for Internet and mobile environments. USP offers the degree Bachelor of Net-centric computing. This is a four-year professional degree.
Bachelor of Net-Centric Computing and Bachelor of Software Engineering are provisionally accredited by the Australian Computer Society. Graduates of these programmes will be eligible to become members of the Australian Computer Society and be granted the Certified Technologist (CT) post-nominal. They will be eligible to apply for recognition as Certified Professional (CP) after five years of suitable professional ICT experience.
The Bachelor of Net-Centric Computing and Bachelor of Software Engineering degrees are Four-year programmes are comprising twenty-four courses, eight at 100-level, eight at 200-level, six at 300-level, followed by an additional year which consists of two 400-level courses and an industrial placement project.
Special Admission Requirements:
To be admitted to a Bachelor of Net-Centric Computing and Bachelor of Software Engineering a person shall:
a) from a Senate-recognised Form 7 or equivalent examination, have passed English and Mathematics; or
b) completed the USP Foundation Programme with at least C+ in courses MAF11, MAF12, a pass in CSF12, and at least C in LLF11.
Students must successfully complete the requirements of the first three years before proceeding to the 4th year of the BNC and BSE programmes.