COMPUTER NETWORKS

CSE2CN

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this unit, students are provided with the opportunity to gain an understanding of the protocols and technologies of modern computer networks, with particular emphasis on the global Internet. The unit has a "top-down" structure, concentrating firstly, and principally, on network applications and application protocols. The various underlying network technologies are then examined in somewhat less detail. Several "specialist" topics, such as Network and Data Security, Network Management and Network Applications in Electronic Commerce are also covered in overview.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKa Chan

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites INT1ITF or CSE1ITF, INT1PE or CSE1PE

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects INT3CN or CSE3BCN, INT2CN

Equivalent subjects INT2CN

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Explain Broadly the major computer network technologies.

Activities:
Classes to present the material, directed reading, tutorial questions to test knowledge and to enhance understanding of networking technologies.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs

02. Explain in some detail the Internet family of protocols.

Activities:
Classes to present the material, Tutorial questions to test knowledge and to develop understanding of Internet protocols.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Discipline-specific GCs

03. Describe, explain and apply knowledge of application protocols such as HTTP and SMTP.

Activities:
Classes to present the material, directed reading and tutorial questions & problems to test knowledge and to develop understanding of protocols, Group assignment over 5 weeks.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking
Teamwork
Discipline-specific GCs

04. Describe, explain and apply computer network security concepts and the issues associated with them.

Activities:
Classes to present the material, directed reading and tutorial questions and problems to develop knowledge and enhance understanding. Group assignment covering ILO 4 in which the student groups will meet with an Industry Expert. Each group member will have the opportunity ask the Industry Expert the question they have chosen as a result of the earlier group meeting to devise the questions about the assigned topic. The group will submit a written report with joint and individual components.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking
Teamwork
Discipline-specific GCs

05. Describe and explain the basic principles of data encryption.

Activities:
Classes to present the material, directed rading and tutorial questions and problems testing knowledge and understanding.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking
Discipline-specific GCs

06. Describe and explain the main functions of network management

Activities:
Classes to present the material, directed reading and tutorial questions and problems testing knowledge and understanding
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking
Discipline-specific GCs

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2016, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKa Chan

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2.5-hour examinationStudents enrolled at third year level will be expected to demonstrate a greater degree of subject understanding and discipline specific skills than students taking second year level.60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
one assignment equivalent to 1,000 words20 01, 02, 04
one assignment equivalent to 200 words5 03
one assignment equivalent to 700 words15 01, 03