BUSINESS COMPUTER NETWORKS

CSE3BCN

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject 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 Application 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 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites (INT1PE or CSE1PE) and (INT1ITF or CSE1ITF or BUS1MIS)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects INT21CN or CSE2CN, INT3BCN

Equivalent subjects INT3BCN

Special conditions This unit is not available to students enrolled in any of the Bachelor of Information Technology courses.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsComputer Networking from LANs to WANs: Hardware, Software & SecurityPrescribedMansfield, KC 2010COURSE TECHNOLOGY, CENGAGE LEARNING
ReadingsComputer Networking A Top-Down ApproachRecommendedKurose, JF, Ross, KW4TH ED. ADDISON-WESLEY

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Explain broadly the major computer network technologies.

Activities:
Classes to present the material, 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. Analyse network technology issues associated with E-commerce, Web application and general networking application development.

Activities:
Classes to present the material, Tutorial questions and problems to test knowledge and to enhance understanding of issues associated with networking application development.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Inquiry/ Research
Discipline-specific GCs
Critical Thinking

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

Activities:
Classes to present the material, Tutorial questions and problems to test knowledge and to develop understanding of protocols, Group assignment implemented over 5 weeks. Students in groups of four are required to investigate and report on one Internet application-level protocols. Wrritten report to be appropriately referenced and to expected higher education writing standards.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking
Discipline-specific GCs
Writing

05. Describe, explain and apply knowledge of the structure of the DNS system.

Activities:
Classes to present the material, Tutorial questions and problems to test knowledge and understanding. Group assignment covering ILOs 5, 6 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
Critical Thinking
Teamwork
Discipline-specific GCs
Inquiry/ Research

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

Activities:
Classes to present the material, Tutorial questions and problems to develop knowledge and enhance understanding. Group assignment covering ILOs 5, 6 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:
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking
Teamwork
Discipline-specific GCs
Writing

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

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

08. Describe and explain the main functions of network management.

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

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2016, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKa Chan

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2.5-hour examination60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
one assignment equivalent to 1,500 words20 05, 06
one assignment equivalent to 200 words5 01
one assignment equivalent to 700 words15 02, 03, 04