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Introduction to Network Engineering (11485.1)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Technology

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Syllabus

This unit will focus on the following items: - introduction to data communication and networks; - introduction to modern networking environments including Australia's National Broadband Network; - introduction to the fundamental building blocks of modern network including logical and physical topologies, networking technologies and principles software and hardware environments for modern network; - Networking technologies (including Dial-up, DSL, Cable, FTTH, Ethernet, WiFi, WiMax, ATM); - Networking standards; - Networking Core (Circuit switching, Packet Switching, ISP, and Delay Loss and Throughput); - ISO-OSI and Networking Protocols (TCP/IP, UDP, Layers and Service Models); - Networking Security; - Networking Management.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the discipline of network engineering, its importance and relevance to digital communication and communities of practice;

2. Describe the building blocks that form a modern network;

3. Demonstrate an understanding of the practical and theoretical background to support studying later units in the area; and

4. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic issues in network management and how to set up and manage simple data networks.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Face-to-face teaching: 2 hour lectures plus 1 hour tutorial per week plus lab works. The ONLINE offering of this unit is only available to students in the Bachelor of Information and Mainframe Technology.

Prerequisites

None.

Corequisites

None.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Incompatible Units

None.

Equivalent Units

8741 Introduction to Network Engineering



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