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.

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMary Martin

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)


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.

Learning resources


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

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMary Martin

Class requirements

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.

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.


Assessment elementComments%
one 2.5-hour examination60
one assignment equivalent to 1,500 words20
one assignment equivalent to 200 words5
one assignment equivalent to 700 words15