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Distributed Systems Technology (7159.7)

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



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    This unit covers network communication. It starts with an introduction to different communication technologies and structures of computer networks, including LAN, WAN and the Internet. Description of layers of software added to an operating system to support networking, including the TCP/IP protocol suite, is discussed in detail. Techniques for unicasting and multicasting programming in different platforms are also examined.

    Learning Outcomes

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

    1. Describe and compare different types of network hardware;

    2. Analyse the rolls of different layers of the network protocols, especially, the TCP/IP protocol suite;

    3. Analyse the operations of main network components like network interface control, router, and firewall; and

    4. Design and implement simple software packages for network communication in different platforms.

    Contact Hours

    Up to 4 hours per week, 2L + 1T + 1L.


    Software Technology 2 (7170) and System Software (7171).



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