WIRELESS NETWORK ENGINEERING

CSE5002

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Due to the ubiquitous nature of mobile and wireless technology in our daily lives and business operation, ensuring wireless security is becoming a top priority. This subject explores the security vulnerabilities in wireless networks and cover the fundamental concepts of confidentiality, integrity and availability. The following key concepts will be covered: Wireless LAN Security - Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP), Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), Authentication Servers (RADIUS), 802.11i security standard; Securing Ad-Hoc Networks - MAC layer misbehaviour, secure routing protocols, types of attacks and solutions, key management, broadcast authentication. 

SchoolEngineering and Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKhoa Phan

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesIntroduction to Wireless Technologies Three weeks of teaching and associated laboratory sessions will deal with the following topics: History and Evolution of Wireless technologiesWireless Terminology, Architecture, StandardsWireless impairmentsWireless site survey and deployment: Challenges Wireless Security Fundamentals Two weeks of teaching and associated laboratory sessions will deal with the following topics: Wireless Threats and ImplicationsLegacy wireless security Wireless Security Risks and Analysis: Three weeks of teaching and associated laboratory sessions will deal with the following topics: Drawbacks and vulnerabilities of legacy wireless securityUnderstanding WEP as an exemplar 802.11 security protocolWEP vulnerabilities and Attacks Wireless Security Best Practices: Four weeks of teaching and associated laboratory sessions will deal with the following topics: Security enhancements of WPA/WPA2/WPA3Wireless security policy

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesCSE4001

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsCSE4WNE AND CSE5WIS

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Certified Wireless Security Professional: Study and Reference Guide

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorTom Carpenter

Year2019

Edition/Volume1

PublisherCertiTrek

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedYes

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. Analyse and evaluate the techniques for addressing the impairments in wireless communication
02. Produce security risk assessment reports based on the identification and appraisal of various threats and attacks on wireless systems
03. Critically analyse different wireless network security architectures and apply suitable settings for home, enterprises and public environments
04. Assess and evaluate potential and existing security risk levels and vulnerabilities in wireless systems

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKhoa Phan

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.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Problem solving Examination (equivalent to 900 words)

N/AOther written examIndividualYes15 SILO1, SILO2

Content knowledge Quiz

(equivalent to 900 words)

N/AQuizzesIndividualYes15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Scenario based assignment

(equivalent to 1200 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualYes20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

2 hours Problem solving, Content knowledge exam

(equivalent to 2000 words)

N/ACentral examIndividualYes50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKhoa Phan

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.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Problem solving Examination (equivalent to 900 words)

N/AOther written examIndividualYes15 SILO1, SILO2

Content knowledge Quiz

(equivalent to 900 words)

N/AQuizzesIndividualYes15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Scenario based assignment

(equivalent to 1200 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualYes20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

2 hours Problem solving, Content knowledge exam

(equivalent to 2000 words)

N/ACentral examIndividualYes50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4