Networking Technologies

Unit code: NIT2222 | Study level: Undergraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
Footscray Park
Online Real Time
VU Brisbane
VU Sydney
NIT1104 - Computer Networks
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


This unit enhances and deepens the knowledge on internetworking technologies and protocols.

Content includes: Routing algorithms and protocols including EIGRP and OSPF, Network Address Translation (NAT), IP V6, Wide Area Networks (WANs), Transmission Control Protocol, and network design and implementation with industry standard equipment like Cisco routers and switches.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Explain the mechanisms and algorithms of major switching and routing technologies;
  2. Design networks with appropriate network structures, addresses and routing protocols; and
  3. Design and implement networks with industry standard technologies for LANs, WANs and the Internet (e.g. with Cisco Routers and WAN Switches).


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Assignment
Grade: 20%
Assignment 1
Assessment type: Assignment
Grade: 30%
Assignment 2
Assessment type: Test
Grade: 50%

Required reading

Required readings will be made available on VU Collaborate.

As part of a course

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