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2021 unit offering information will be available in November 2020

Unit description

Gives students the skills to analyse the needs of business and specify network requirements. This unit covers the fundamental concepts of communication technologies, network technologies and network design. Students will gain an understanding of the hardware and software technology which drives data exchange both within and between information systems. 

Unit content

Topic 1: Basic Concepts
Topic 2: Physical and Data-link Layers
Topic 3: Network and Transport Layers
Topic 4: IP Subnetting
Topic 5: IP Address Planning
Topic 6: Network Routing
Topic 7: Network Planning and Design
Topic 8: Wired and Wireless Local Area Networks
Topic 9: Wide Area Network Technologies
Topic 10: Network Applications and Services

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1explain the fundamentals of network and data communicationKnowledge of a discipline
2describe the network components and layers in the TCP/IP network modelKnowledge of a discipline
3explain the process of network planning and designIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
4analyse the need for data and communication networks for SMEsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
5design a data and communication network for an SME.Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. explain the fundamentals of network and data communication
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. describe the network components and layers in the TCP/IP network model
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. explain the process of network planning and design
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  4. analyse the need for data and communication networks for SMEs
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  5. design a data and communication network for an SME.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

Fee paying courses
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International

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