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2 SIT coded units (excluding mathematics units coded SIT19-, SIT29-, SIT39-)
3 x 1 hour lecture per week, 1 x 2 hour practical per week
|Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.|
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.
Examination 60%, three assignments (10%, 15%, 15%) 40%
Unit Fee Information
|Student Contribution Rate*||Student Contribution Rate**||Fee rate - Domestic Students||Fee rate - International students|
* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.