Computer Networks

Unit code: VIT1104 | Study level: Undergraduate
12
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
Footscray Nicholson
Footscray Park
Online Real Time
VU Sydney
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Overview
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Overview

This unit provides an introduction to data communication fundamentals, network transmission technologies and network protocols. It introduces students to basic design and communicational issues related to local area networks, wide area networks and the Internet.
 
Content includes: Fundamentals of data communications and networks; standards; communication media types; data communications principles and protocols; network architectures and protocols, standard interfaces and transmission techniques; data integrity and security; Local  Area Networks (LAN); data link control; Internet protocol (IP) Addressing and Subnetting; Routing protocols like RIP; Switching technologies and Virtual LANs; Design and implementation of networks using industry standard equipment like CISCO routers and switches.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Apply various technologies to solving data communication and networking problems;
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of data communication and network protocols;
  3. Design subnetted IP and switched networks for business requirements; and
  4. Implement networks with industry standard technologies like CISCO routers and switches.

Assessment

For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Test
|
Grade: 10%
Post Class Quizzes
Assessment type: Laboratory Work
|
Grade: 30%
Lab Tasks
Assessment type: Test
|
Grade: 40%
Theory Tests
Assessment type: Case Study
|
Grade: 20%
Practical Task

Other locations

For students studying at VU Sydney
Assessment type: Test
|
Grade: 10%
Post Class Quizzes
Assessment type: Laboratory Work
|
Grade: 30%
Lab Tasks
Assessment type: Test
|
Grade: 40%
Theory Tests
Assessment type: Case Study
|
Grade: 20%
Practical Task

Required reading

There are no required texts for this unit.

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