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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Introductory

Unit aim

Gives students the skills to analyse the needs of business and specify network requirements. This unit covers the fundamental concepts of communication technologies, network technologies and network design. Students will gain an understanding of the hardware and software technology which drives data exchange both within and between information systems. 

Unit content

Topic 1: Basic Concepts
Topic 2: Physical and Data-link Layers
Topic 3: Network and Transport Layers
Topic 4: IP Subnetting
Topic 5: IP Address Planning
Topic 6: Network Routing
Topic 7: Network Planning and Design
Topic 8: Wired and Wireless Local Area Networks
Topic 9: Wide Area Network Technologies
Topic 10: Network Applications and Services

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 explain the fundamentals of network and data communication
2 describe the network components and layers in the TCP/IP network model
3 explain the process of network planning and design
4 analyse the need for data and communication networks for SMEs
5 design a data and communication network for an SME.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. explain the fundamentals of network and data communication
    • GA4:
  2. describe the network components and layers in the TCP/IP network model
    • GA4:
  3. explain the process of network planning and design
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  4. analyse the need for data and communication networks for SMEs
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  5. design a data and communication network for an SME.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.

  • Electronic version of the prescribed textbook is also available at a much cheaper price: Fitzgerald, J, Dennis, A & Durcikova, A , 2017, Business Data Communications and Networking, 13th edn, John Wiley & Sons, USA. ISBN: 978-1-119-36883-0.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.