NETWORK DESIGN EXERCISE
Credit points: 30
A number of network design scenarios will be simulated using Opnet design software by students undertaking this subject. Scenarios are designed to help students understand the concepts of planning and design of communication networks. The scenarios start with a single site with a single local area network (LAN) and progress through to complex WAN configurations. The simulations will be run under controlled conditions, i.e. with specific data and collision rates. This will help the students relate the simulated results to the theoretical expectations. Students will finally build hardware implementations of their networks with ISDN and TCP/IP networks.
SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorJim Whittington
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
Prerequisites ELE4NET or equivalent
Incompatible subjects ELE5NSD
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Computer Networks||Recommended||Tanenbaum, Andrew.||4TH EDITION, PRENTICE HALL|
|Readings||ISDN and Broadband ISDN with Frame Relay and ATM||Recommended||Stallings, William||3RD EDITION, PRENTICE HALL, 1995|
|Readings||Data and Computer Communications||Preliminary||Stallings, W.||9TH EDITION 2010, PRENTICE HALL, ISBN: 0-13-183311-1|
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 quires 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
04. Apply modeling tools in the design/analysis/R&D of a computer network.
- Students are given a real world scenario as design exercise which requires application of skills aquired in the labs
05. Create custom models that address the design challenges at hand
- Students when dealing with real world scenarios have to model their own application models to model traffic generations and at times model their own network technologies and protocols to successfully complete the design exercise.
06. Identify and negotiate tasks which are parts of a project to be a successful team player.
- Students work in teams and assign different tasks based on individual's expertise in a particular skill such as coding, data collection, data analysis, pricing etc
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Melbourne, 2017, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJim Whittington
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
|laboratory reports of approximately 3,000 words||30||01, 02, 03|
|one 2-hour examination||Hurdle requirement: To pass the subject, a minimum 40% mark in the examination is mandatory.||30||01, 02, 03|
|one 4,000-word design report||30||04, 05, 06|