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.
Topic 1: Basic Concepts
Topic 2: Physical and Data-link Layers
Topic 3: Network and Transport Layers
Topic 4: Wired and Wireless Local Area Networks
Topic 5: IP Subnetting
Topic 6: IP Address Planning
Topic 7: Network Routing
Topic 8: Network Planning and Design
Topic 9: Wide Area Network Technologies
Topic 10: Network Applications and Services
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.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
GA1: Intellectual rigour,
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:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||explain the fundamentals of network and data communication||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||describe the network components and layers in the TCP/IP network model||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||explain the process of network planning and design||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|4||analyse the need for data and communication networks for SMEs||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|5||design a data and communication network for an SME.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
- Electronic version of the prescribed textbook is also available at a much cheaper price: Fitzgerald, J, Dennis, A & Durcikova, A , 2015, Business Data Communications and Networking, 12th edn, John Wiley & Sons, USA. ISBN: 978-1-118-89168-1.
- Electronic version of the prescribed textbook is also available at a much cheaper price: Fitzgerald, J, Dennis, A & Durcikova, A , 2017, Business Data Communications and Networking, 13th edn, John Wiley & Sons, USA. ISBN: 978-1-119-36883-0.