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In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely for students commencing their studies in Semester 1, 2021.

This course component will be available to study remotely for students commencing in Semester 1, 2021. Please note that some units of study that are not essential to completing the course component may not be available to be studied remotely.

Note: The University intends to offer as many units of study as possible in a remote as well as face-to-face learning method of delivery in Semester 1, 2021 and subject to ongoing border closures and public health orders impacting attendance on campus, in Semester 2, 2021. However, some units of study and courses require students to study in-person at the relevant University of Sydney campus/es and host locations for placements and will not be available remotely.

About this specialisation

A postgraduate major in networks and distributed systems will provide you with advanced knowledge in designing, building, maintaining and supporting computer communication networks within an organisation or between organisations. You will have the opportunity to engage in areas of study including pervasive computing, parallel and distributed computing, large-scale networks, cloud computing, cyber security and advanced network technologies.

Graduate opportunities

Computer networking is a rapidly growing industry, and consequently professionals with knowledge in this area are in high demand. Corporations and businesses both large and small need staff with networking knowledge and skills to design, install, maintain and protect their computer systems. Furthermore, new technological innovations particularly in distributed and cloud computing are creating a greater demand in this area.
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