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COIT13147 - Networks

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Students will be introduced to the basic concepts and underlying technologies associated with modern networks. The main focus of the course is based around the Transmission Control Protocol and Internet Protocol. The network and transport layers and functions are discussed in detail with particular attention to Internet Protocol addressing and routing.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites Pre-requisite: COIT11233 OR COIT11225

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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2013

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 3 - 2013

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).

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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 15%
2. Written Assessment 20%
3. Examination 65%

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%).

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Replace MCQ/TF questions in the exam with short-answer responses
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Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. work with networks based on the TCP/IP protocol suite and expand your knowledge from the building blocks gained in this course
  2. understand the basic concepts and underlying technologies required to support TCP/IP
  3. demonstrate an understanding of the protocols in the Network and Transport layers, emphasising the Internet Protocol (IP) and the protocols that service IP
  4. possess an understanding of IP addressing, IP routing and routing protocols
  5. possess an understanding of the UDP and TCP Transport Layer protocols and their functions
  6. have an understanding of the roles of some of the core application programs that use the Network, Transport and Application Layer protocols (e.g. DNS, FTP, SMTP, SNMP, and HTTP, etc.)
  7. be exposed to the new next generation of TCP/IP (IPv6) and be able to use this knowledge in the future to expand your skills in this area.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Examination