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SIT202 - Computer Networks

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Andrzej Goscinski

Prerequisite:

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

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with: SEE312
Contact hours:

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

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin. Students will have the opportunity to participate in online consultation sessions.

Content

The unit covers networks and their goals; services provided to end-to-end users; network architectures; the Internet protocol stack and the ISO/OSI reference model; the role of client - server model; communication at the application layer; end-to-end communication; the transport layer; selecting a route; the network layer; dealing with errors; the data link layer; transmitting bits on a medium; local area networks, in particular wireless and mobile networks; and communication security and authentication. Students will learn the basic concepts and roles of communication and user-oriented protocols, be able to select a local area network and design simple protocols for a given environment, and be capable of tracking current and future trends in computer networks. Laboratory exercises will allow the student to acquire hands-on experience with networks based on Windows.

Assessment

Examination 60%, three assignments (10%, 15%, 15%) 40%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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