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.

SchoolEngineering and Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesCSE3INE OR CSE5INE


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. Demonstrate understanding of the functions of each of the three layers of the hierarchical network design model by constructing a 3 layer hierarchical model.
02. Display understanding of basic switch concepts by analysing various configurations of Ethernet ports in switching operations.
03. Demonstrate understanding of Virtual Trunking Protocol (VTP and Spanning Tree Protocol (STP by analysing and designing and implementing VLANs
04. Describe and define various WLAN concepts

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 0 - 0
One 2.00 hours laboratory class per week from week 0 to week 0 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 0 - 0
One 2.00 hours lecture per week from week 0 to week 0 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
On 2-hour lab practical examN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One 3-hour examinationN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Test 1 (30 minutes)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2
Test 2 (30 mins)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO3, SILO4