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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


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



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.


Today, computer networks are at the core of modern communication. In early 2000’s home broadband entered mainstream usage and is growing at a faster rate than ever. The world is moving toward transmission speeds of up to one trillion bits per second. The scope of communication would not have been possible without the progressively advancing computer network. In SIT202, students will learn the concepts and roles of communication and user-oriented protocols. They will be able to select a local area network and design simple protocols for a given environment, to track current and future trends in computer networks. During laboratory sessions students will acquire hands-on experience with networks based on Windows platform. They will learn about 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.


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

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