The course is available to postgraduates, industry participants and some final-year undergraduate engineering students: the prerequisite is a background in data networks.
It promises to "bring together in-depth coverage of various networking technologies (such as TCP/IP, security, wireless LAN 802.11 etc) in order to provide practical context and integration requirements for real-world applications." It covers the methodology behind the design of building enterprise and core networks to support applications that include data, voice and video.'
The announcement of this initiative follows that of Cisco's rival Huawei, which earlier this month announced that it was working with RMIT University in Victoria to offer training in cutting edge communications technologies. However these are all short course, maximum two weeks.
A Huawei spokesman told ExchangeDaily at the time that developing courses that could be included in degree programmes took considerable time because of will take some time because of the regulations placed on formal degrees.