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Unit description

Covers fundamental concepts of computer networks and basic principles in network design, configuration, management and security. This unit provides foundation knowledge and skills in computer networking which prepares students for an in-depth understanding of contemporary computer networks and their role in smart cities and smart environments.

Unit content

Module 1: Fundamental concepts of computer networks
Module 2: Network and communication protocols
Module 3: Network design and configuration
Module 4: Network switching and routing
Module 5: Network management and security
Module 6: Contemporary computer networks for smart environments.

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1discuss fundamental concepts of computer networks.
2analyse network protocols and their behaviour.
3apply basic principles in network design, configuration, management and security.
4assess contemporary computer networking technologies.

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

  1. discuss fundamental concepts of computer networks.
  2. analyse network protocols and their behaviour.
  3. apply basic principles in network design, configuration, management and security.
  4. assess contemporary computer networking technologies.

Prescribed Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
  • Prescribed resources/equipment information is not currently available.
Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (weekly)
Assessment
Short written response20%
Practical skills60%
Literature review20%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (weekly)
Assessment
Short written response20%
Practical skills60%
Literature review20%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (weekly)
Assessment
Short written response20%
Practical skills60%
Literature review20%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (weekly)
Assessment
Short written response20%
Practical skills60%
Literature review20%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (weekly)
Assessment
Short written response20%
Practical skills60%
Literature review20%
Notice

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

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.

Fee information

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