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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

8

Level of learning

Introductory

Anti-requisites

have completed CSC00240 - Data Communications and Networks

Unit aim

Covers the fundamental concepts of computer networks. Students will gain an understanding of the network hardware and software, network models and protocols as well as the network switching and routing technologies. Students will also apply their understanding to analyse and plan for computer networks in small-to-medium enterprises.

Unit content

Topic 1: Elements of computer networks
Topic 2: Network communication models
Topic 3: Network and communication protocols
Topic 4: Network switching and routing
Topic 5: Small to Medium Enterprise Networks
Topic 6: Network security and management

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 describe the key components of computer networks and their functionality
2 explain principal networking processes using network communication models
3 explain and contrast fundamental networking protocols
4 analyse and plan networks for small-to-medium enterprises
5 review network management solutions for small-to-medium enterprises

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

  1. describe the key components of computer networks and their functionality
    • GA4:
  2. explain principal networking processes using network communication models
    • GA4:
  3. explain and contrast fundamental networking protocols
    • GA4:
  4. analyse and plan networks for small-to-medium enterprises
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  5. review network management solutions for small-to-medium enterprises
    • GA1:
    • GA4:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.