Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students cover advanced topics in local and wide area networks. The topics include the design and implementation of Virtual LAN (VLAN) using Virtual Trunk Protocols (VTP), inter-VLAN routing using routing protocols learned in CSE3INE, wide-area networking protocols like Frame Relay, PPP, teleworker services using DSL, cable-modem and broadband wireless, redundant LAN switching through the use of Spanning Tree protocols. The unit will also introduce basic network security at layer-2 using Port blocking, Access control lists, and network troubleshooting using top-down approach.

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNaveen Chilamkurti

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites CSE5INE, CSE3INE or equivalent


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNaveen Chilamkurti

Class requirements

Laboratory Class
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week and delivered via face-to-face.

One 2.0 hours lecture per week and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
On 2-hour lab practical exam20
One 3-hour examination50
Test 1 (30 minutes)15
Test 2 (30 mins)15