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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

Unit description

Provides students an in-depth understanding of Wide Area Network (WAN) technologies including links and routing. Students will gain knowledge and skills by analysing major routing and link protocols, and by prototyping and configuring high performance and high redundancy network routing in an industry-standard simulation environment. Students will also learn to troubleshoot typical routing issues.

Unit content

Contemporary WAN technologies

WAN Link Protocols

Routing Protocols

Internet Routing Infrastructure

Routing Design for SME networks

Troubleshoot network routing

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
1compare and contrast major WAN technologiesKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
2analyse and evaluate major link and routing protocols such as PPP, RIP and OSPFKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
3design, prototype small-to-medium routed networks and configure routing protocols in a simulation environmentKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
4competently apply the high performance and high redundancy objective in routing design for SME networksKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
5develop plans to troubleshoot common issues in network routing.Knowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning

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

  1. compare and contrast major WAN technologies
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  2. analyse and evaluate major link and routing protocols such as PPP, RIP and OSPF
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  3. design, prototype small-to-medium routed networks and configure routing protocols in a simulation environment
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  4. competently apply the high performance and high redundancy objective in routing design for SME networks
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  5. develop plans to troubleshoot common issues in network routing.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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Fee information

Domestic

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

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International

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