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SIT202 - Networks and Communications

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Justin Rough


2 SIT coded units (excluding mathematics units coded SIT19-, SIT29-, SIT39-)



Incompatible with: SEE312
Contact hours:

Campus: 3 x 1 hour classes per week, 1 x 2 hour practical per week.

Cloud (online): 1 x 1 hour scheduled online workshop per week.


Computer networks, and the applications they support, have caused many significant changes to society in recent years. Books, newspapers, music, and video are now all either delivered differently or are being replaced by new media. Communication services such as postal mail, telephony, and television, are now undergoing significant changes and improvements resulting from improved computer networks. New applications are also being driven by computer networks, such as the Internet of Things and Cloud Computing. In SIT202, students will learn how computer networks are constructed, how they work, and how modern applications use the services provided by modern computer networks. The concept of protocol layering will be explored to learn how computer networks operate, using the OSI model and TCP/IP protocol suite as examples, including an examination of the functionality and protocols provided by the different layers of these systems. Through practical tasks students will learn how to construct and configure computer networks and how various network protocols act and react to establish a functioning computer network.


Three problem solving reports (15%, 15%, 10%) 40%, examination 60%

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