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Network Architecture (11484.1)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 2 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Technology


  • UC - Canberra, Bruce
    Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery
    2021 Semester 2 MR   Ibrahim   ELGENDI (Ph: ) ON-CAMPUS

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This unit aims towards developing an understanding of the process of architecting computer and communication networks. This will be achieved through bridging the gap between theoretical and practical aspects and learning the step-by-step procedures of network analysis, architecture, and design. Students will learn about the fundamental relationships between major building blocks required in a successfully architected network. Case studies will include national networks (e.g. NBN) and enterprise networks (e.g. campus). Guest lectures and group projects with hands-on laboratories will be used for enhancing student-learning experience.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Disseminate knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and professionally;

2. Competently identify, analyse and formulate the requirements for a network design;

3. Demonstrate the understanding to evaluate architectural design and components that best meet the requirements;

4. Plan the process of architecting a networking system and use interpersonal skills to work collaboratively; and

5. Develop a broad design of network systems for specific real life deployment scenarios.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

3 hours per week (average) or equivalent.


Must have passed unit 11485 Introduction to Network Engineering.



Assumed Knowledge

Basic knowledge of data communication and networks.

Incompatible Units

10099 Network Architecture PG.

Equivalent Units

9428 Network Architecture

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