CQUniversity Unit Profile
COIT12206 TCP/IP Principles and Protocols
TCP/IP Principles and Protocols
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General Information

Overview

This unit provides you with an in-depth understanding of the role and function of TCP/IP protocols in contemporary network communication. The unit details the underlying technologies and relationships between the five network layers. You will gain an understanding of how data is encapsulated, addressed, and routed over networks. On completion of the unit, you will be able to explain the mechanisms used to facilitate communication between applications over the internet.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 2
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: COIT11233 - Information and Communication Technology Foundations or COIT11238 - Networked Infrastructure Foundations Note: Students who are currently enrolled in or who have previously completed COIT13147 - Networks cannot enrol in this unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2021

Brisbane
Cairns
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Written Assessment
Weighting: 25%
2. Practical Assessment
Weighting: 40%
3. Online Quiz(zes)
Weighting: 35%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Student Feedback

Feedback

Students wanted more practical scenarios and improved lecture slides.

Recommendation

Amend lecture slides with real-world examples and provide additional material on the concepts.

Feedback from Teaching team, Self-reflection.

Feedback

Online quizzes encourage the student to read the unit materials.

Recommendation

Introduce online quizzes at frequent intervals to encourage students to revise materials covered in lectures.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Apply routing and forwarding principles to interconnect multiple computer networks
  2. Construct addressing schemes that achieve business goals while adhering to technical standards
  3. Illustrate the operation of application and transport protocols that are commonly used in delivering internet applications
  4. Justify the selection of network techniques and protocols to meet business requirements
  5. Apply testing and analysis tools to solve network design problems
  6. Explain the role of traditional networking protocols in contemporary technologies.

Australian Computer Society (ACS) recognises the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA). SFIA is in use in over 100 countries and provides a widely used and consistent definition of ICT skills. SFIA is increasingly being used when developing job descriptions and role profiles.

ACS members can use the tool MySFIA to build a skills profile at https://www.acs.org.au/professionalrecognition/mysfia-b2c.html

This unit contributes to the following workplace skills as defined by SFIA. The SFIA code is included:

  • Network Support (NTAS)
  • Problem Management (PBMG)
  • System Design (DESN)
  • Service Desk and Incident Management (USUP)

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment - 25%
2 - Practical Assessment - 40%
3 - Online Quiz(zes) - 35%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment - 25%
2 - Practical Assessment - 40%
3 - Online Quiz(zes) - 35%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

TCP/IP Protocol Suite Fourth (2010)

Authors: Behrouz A. Forouzan
Global Publisher: Raghothaman Srinivasan
ISBN: ISBN 978-0-07-337604-2
Binding: eBook

Additional Textbook Information

NA

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Wireshark
  • Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.1
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: Harvard (author-date)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Fariza Sabrina Unit Coordinator
f.sabrina@cqu.edu.au
MD Mamunur Rashid Unit Coordinator
m.rashid@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 08 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Course Introduction; The OSI Model and the TCP/IP Protocol Suite; Numbering Systems

Chapter

2 & Appendix B

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 15 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Underlying Technologies

Chapter

3

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 22 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Introduction to Network Layer; IPv4 Addressing 

Chapter

4 & 5

Events and Submissions/Topic

Quiz 1 (in-class): Due in your allocated tutorial class in Week 3

Week 4 Begin Date: 29 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4)

Chapter

7

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 05 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

IPv6 Addressing; IPv6 Protocol; Internet Control Message Protocol(ICMP)

Chapter

26, 27, 9 & 28

Events and Submissions/Topic

Quiz 2 (online): Due Week 5 Tuesday (6 April 2021) 10:00 am AEST

Vacation Week Begin Date: 12 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 19 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Introduction to the Transport Layer; User Datagram Protocol (UDP)

Chapter

13 & 14

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assignment 1: Due Week 6 Friday (23 April 2021) 11:45 pm AEST


Networking Assignment 1 Due: Week 6 Friday (23 Apr 2021) 11:45 pm AEST
Week 7 Begin Date: 26 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)

Chapter

15

Events and Submissions/Topic

Quiz 3 (in-class): Due in your allocated tutorial class in Week 7

Week 8 Begin Date: 03 May 2021

Module/Topic

Delivery and Forwarding of IP Packets; Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)

Chapter

6 & 8

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 Begin Date: 10 May 2021

Module/Topic

Unicast Routing Protocols (RIP, OSPF, and BGP)

Chapter

11

Events and Submissions/Topic

Quiz 4 (online): Due Week 9 Monday (10 May 2021) 10:00 am AEST

Week 10 Begin Date: 17 May 2021

Module/Topic

Host Configuration - DHCP; Domain Name System (DNS)

Chapter

18 & 19

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 11 Begin Date: 24 May 2021

Module/Topic

File Transfer - FTP and TFTP; World Wide Web and HTTP; Network Management: SNMP

Chapter

21, 22, & 24

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 Begin Date: 31 May 2021

Module/Topic

Review and Assignment Completion

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Quiz 5 (online): Due Week 12 Monday (31 May 2021) 10:00 am AEST

Assignment 2: Due Week 12 Friday (4 June 2021) 11:45 pm AEST


Networking Assignment 2 Due: Week 12 Friday (4 June 2021) 11:45 pm AEST
Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 07 Jun 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 14 Jun 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Networking Assignment 1

Task Description

Task Description

This assignment requires you to answer multiple independent questions to test your understanding of topics such as
1. computer networking components and layers,
2. appropriate use of protocols in specific networking and transport layers,
3. IP addressing in the networking layer with IPv4
4. execute network commands and understand the output.
Detailed information about this assessment can be accessed from the unit website in Moodle.


Assessment Due Date

Week 6 Friday (23 Apr 2021) 11:45 pm AEST

Online via Moodle


Return Date to Students

Week 8 Friday (7 May 2021)

Online via Moodle


Weighting
25%

Assessment Criteria

The assessment report will be marked based on the level of

  • the correctness of the answer,
  • accuracy and clarity of explanations.

More detailed marking criteria can be accessed from Moodle.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Assignments must be submitted online in .doc or .docx format.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Construct addressing schemes that achieve business goals while adhering to technical standards
  • Justify the selection of network techniques and protocols to meet business requirements


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence

2 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title
Networking Assignment 2

Task Description

Task Description

This assignment requires you to perform a number of practical activities to answer multiple independent questions on topics such as
1. appropriateness of network configuration commands and IPv4 and/or IPv6 calculations to configure a network.
2. solve problems relating to the routing of a specific network.
3. evaluate the functions of protocols and standards in the network, transport, and application layers.
4. appropriateness of networking techniques and implementing them in a network.
Detailed information about this assessment can be accessed from the unit website in Moodle.


Assessment Due Date

Week 12 Friday (4 June 2021) 11:45 pm AEST

Online via Moodle


Return Date to Students

This assignment will be returned on Certification of Grades day, as is required of units of no exam


Weighting
40%

Assessment Criteria

Assessment Criteria

The assessment report will be marked based on

  • the correctness of simulated network configuration,
  • the correctness of the answer written in the report,
  • accuracy and clarity of explanations.

More detailed marking criteria can be accessed from Moodle.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Apply routing and forwarding principles to interconnect multiple computer networks
  • Illustrate the operation of application and transport protocols that are commonly used in delivering internet applications
  • Apply testing and analysis tools to solve network design problems
  • Explain the role of traditional networking protocols in contemporary technologies.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence

3 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title
Quizzes

Task Description

You will undertake five (5) quizzes on Moodle throughout the term: two (2) of the quizzes must be taken in your assigned tutorial class, while three (3) of the quizzes you may take in your own time (within limits - see below). Each quiz will cover lecture and tutorial topics from the weeks leading up to that quiz. Each quiz will consist of multiple-choice questions, and/or calculations. There will be multiple independent questions in each quiz. All quizzes are individual assessments.

Each quiz will be time-limited, typically allowing you between 15 and 30 minutes to complete the quiz. Quiz time limits, topics, number of attempts allowed and open/close times can be found on Moodle. Read on for more details about in-class and out-of-class quizzes.

In-class quizzes

The two (2) in-class quizzes must be taken in your assigned tutorial class. The quiz will open shortly after the start of your tutorial class and will close after the time limit has been reached. You will be allowed only a single attempt at the in-class quiz, with the score for that attempt counting towards your grade.

In-class quizzes will be held during the tutorials in weeks: 3 and 7. In-class quizzes will be supervised. While they will be open book, you are not allowed to communicate with anyone while the quiz is open.

You will not be allowed to take an in-class quiz at any time outside of your assigned tutorial unless an Assessment Extension Request is approved. The quiz will close at the same time for all students in your tutorial. If you arrive late for the tutorial, you will not be granted extra time. Changes to in-class quiz times can only be granted with approval by the Unit Coordinator.

For students studying via distance (online), the Unit Coordinator will negotiate with you a time at which you can undertake a supervised quiz via Zoom screen sharing. 

Out-of-class quizzes

The three (3) out-of-class quizzes may be taken between the open and close times. Each quiz will be open for at least one (1) week, that is, it will open at least one week before the due date. You will be allowed multiple attempts (at least 2), with your highest score counting towards your grade.

Out-of-class quizzes will be due Monday at 10 am (AEST) on weeks: 5, 9, and 12. Out-of-class quizzes are unsupervised. While they will be open book, you are expected to complete the quiz on your own, without the assistance of others.


Number of Quizzes

5


Frequency of Quizzes

Other


Assessment Due Date

See the task description.


Return Date to Students

One week after the due date


Weighting
35%

Assessment Criteria

In most cases, quiz answers will be automatically marked, with marks awarded based on the correctness of the answer within the context of topics covered in lectures and tutorials. Questions may be worth different marks, with the marks indicated in the quiz. 

When multiple attempts are allowed on a quiz, the highest score of those attempts will count towards your grade. Making no attempts before the due date will result in a score of 0.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Apply routing and forwarding principles to interconnect multiple computer networks
  • Construct addressing schemes that achieve business goals while adhering to technical standards
  • Illustrate the operation of application and transport protocols that are commonly used in delivering internet applications
  • Justify the selection of network techniques and protocols to meet business requirements


Graduate Attributes
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence

Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment, you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit. Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.

Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure. This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid, the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.

What is a breach of academic integrity?

A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct. The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.

Why is academic integrity important?

A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University. It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere. Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.

Where can I get assistance?

For academic advice and guidance, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) can support you in becoming confident in completing assessments with integrity and of high standard.

What can you do to act with integrity?