Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will build on foundation studies in Computer Networks to examine "real world" issues in large-scale networking. Students will understand issues of scalability in the global Internet and multi-protocol contexts. Students will gain experience in configuring typical internetworking equipment. The content includes Internetwork model, layered protocols, TCP/IP architecture, interior and exterior routing protocols, and other advanced and emerging networking technologies.

SchoolEngineering and Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKan Yu

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Explain broadly the structure of Internet, and the networking hardware and routing technologies involved, and IPv4 addressing.
02. Explain the major interior routing protocols, such as RIP and OSPF. and exterior routing protocols.
03. Explain the major exterior routing protocol BGP, and route filtering and route maps.
04. Setup and configure routers and switches.
05. Describe and explain networking security technologies including access control lists, firewalls, and VPNs.
06. Explain other networking technologies including IPv6, VLAN, Multicast, MPLS, and/or other emerging networking technologies.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSimon Egerton

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 11 - 22
One 2.00 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Two 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 400-word equiv written report on access control lists and RIP

N/AReportIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

One 800-word equiv written report on OSPF

N/AReportIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5

One 800-word equiv written report on BGP

N/AReportIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

one 2.5-hour examination

N/AOther written examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5, SILO6