BUSINESS COMPUTER NETWORKS

CSE3BCN

2018

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 subject 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.

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:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)

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:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)

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:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKa Chan

Class requirements

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.

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.

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
Assignment one (equivalent to 800 words)20 03
Assignment two (equivalent to 800 words)20 01, 03