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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The subject uses network modeling and simulation as a tool for students to analyse and design a wide a range of network technologies. The lectures refreshes students on some network technologies and their applications. The labs introduces students to OPNET modeler, a network simulation software; modeling fundamentals of networks and protocols; designing and building of networks in OPNET Modeler; an understanding of the limitations in a simulation environment. Students also analyse applications based traffic generation and its impact on a given network design providing them with skills to have an analytical approach to network design, engineering and operations.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJohn Devlin

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

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Prerequisites ELE4NET


Incompatible subjects ELE5NDE

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Describe the fundamentals and applications of various network technologies.

Lectures equip students with fundamentals of the technologies used in that week's lab. Lab exercises queries student understanding.

02. Characterise network hardware and traffic flows.

Labs use packet capture software to instruct students on characterising real traffic flows and underlying networks.

03. Analyse the basics of modeling and the limitations of a simulation environment.

lab exercises demonstrates the differences between the results obtained from a discrete event simulation and that of real world.

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