Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering

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Shortest full-time duration

2 years

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This course will get you started in the cutting-edge world of computer engineering, providing you with the skills to design, install, validate, evaluate and administer computer equipment and systems.

You'll learn to manage risk, estimate and coordinate projects, and provide technical advice and sales.

You'll also gain theoretical and practical configuration and maintenance skills in computer hardware and software applications for assembly, installation, testing and maintenance of office personal computers and computer networks.

Upon graduation, you’ll be qualified to work as a technical officer or service supervisor.

This course distinguishes itself from similar IT courses by putting emphasis on the underlying hardware platforms and engineering aspects of computer systems and networks.
Professional accreditation

This program is provisionally accredited by Engineers Australia. Full accreditation will be sought for this program as soon as it is feasible to do so within the accreditation time lines set by Engineers Australia.

Once it is fully accredited, graduates of the program will be eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia at Engineering Associate level.

Graduate career opportunities

The type of careers this qualification leads to be an Engineering Associate / a Technical Officer that may include installation, commissioning, and maintenance, of computer systems and networking systems.

Work-based learning available as part of the course

RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.

To find out more click on the links below.

Post graduate study pathways

Graduates of this course with a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 out of 4.0 may be eligible for credit of up to 1.5 years (equivalent of 144 credit points) for the Bachelor of Engineering (Computer and Network Engineering) (Honours) if successful in gaining a place.

Additional information

This course may change in 2019 due to revision of the National Training Package.

This is a gender underrepresented program and awards SEAS bonus points to female applicants. To be eligible you must submit a SEAS application and complete category 1.

Course fees

You can find general fee information for a course at RMIT here.

Scholarships available

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds. Learn more about RMIT Scholarships here.


The completion of the Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation engineering stream may provide a pathway into this program (certain criteria must be met).

Accredited code

UEE60411 - Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering