SIT202 - Networks and Communications


2020 unit information

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

SIT102 and one of SIT105, SIT111, SIT182, SIT103



Incompatible with: SEE312
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour practical per week.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

1 x 1 hour scheduled online workshop per week.


Computer networks have enabled the development of technologies that have revolutionised how we communicate and access knowledge, including the World Wide Web, mobile computing, cloud computing, and the Internet of Things.  In SIT202, we will explore the current state of computer networks, reviewing the types of networks in use today, the communication protocols used and their arrangement into modular stacks, how problems are solved using networks and protocols, and an exploration of common network security issues.  Practical tasks will introduce the Linux operating system and explore the configuration and operation of network services used in modern networks.

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