COMPUTER NETWORKS

CSE2CN

2017

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 CSE1ITF and CSE1PE

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects CSE3BCN

Equivalent subjectsN/A

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 (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 (Writing)
Discipline-specific GCs (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 (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Discipline-specific GCs (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 (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Discipline-specific GCs (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 (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Discipline-specific GCs (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 (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2017, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKa Chan

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 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 blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2.5-hour examination50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
online test (equivalent to 400 words)10 01, 02, 03, 04
one assignment (equivalent to 800 words)20 03
one assignment (equivalent to 800 words)20 01, 03