BUSINESS COMPUTER NETWORKS
Credit points: 15
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
Subject Co-ordinatorKa Chan
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Prerequisites CSE1PE and CSE1ITF
Incompatible subjects CSE2CN
Equivalent subjects INT3BCN
Special conditions This subject is not available to students enrolled in any of the Bachelor of Information Technology courses.
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Computer Networking from LANs to WANs: Hardware, Software & Security||Prescribed||Mansfield, KC 2010||COURSE TECHNOLOGY, CENGAGE LEARNING|
|Readings||Computer Networking A Top-Down Approach||Recommended||Kurose, JF, Ross, KW||4TH ED. ADDISON-WESLEY|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Explain broadly the major computer network technologies.
- 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.
- Classes to present the material, Tutorial questions to test knowledge and to develop understanding of Internet protocols.
03. Describe, explain and apply knowledge of application protocols such as HTTP and SMTP.
- 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.
04. Describe, explain and apply computer network security concepts and the issues associated with them.
- 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.
05. Describe and explain the basic principles of data encryption.
- Classes to present the material, directed rading and tutorial questions and problems testing knowledge and understanding.
06. Describe and explain the main functions of network management
- Classes to present the material, directed reading and tutorial questions and problems testing knowledge and understanding
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Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKa Chan
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
|One 2.5-hour examination||50||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|