COIT20261 - Network Routing and Switching

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit provides you with fundamental skills and knowledge in the design and operation of computer networks. It deals in-depth with the techniques used in the Internet to forward the packets from the source to the destination via various types of networks. The unit analyses the Internet and Transport layer functions, with emphasis on IPv4 and IPv6 addressing as well as switching and routing technology. The unit covers these functions in relation to both Local Area Networks (LANs) and Wide Area Networks (WANs) as well as wired and wireless networks ensuring you can adapt to future changes in the field.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: COIT20246 ICT Services Management.

Anti-requisite:  COIT20229 Networking with TCI/IP.

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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2019

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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 Postgraduate 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

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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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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.6 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 28.46% response rate.

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.

Source: Have Your Say feedback. Staff members have suggested the same.
Feedback
It would be good to have the only assignment for this unit split into 2 parts, one due earlier in the term and the other due towards the end of the term.
Recommendation
The assessment regime will be changed to split the one assignment into two parts, so there would be two assignments (appropriately spaced apart) plus an exam.
Action Taken
The assessment regime was changed to split the one assignment into two parts, so there would be two assignments (appropriately spaced apart) plus an exam. The change was implemented beginning in Term 1, 2018.
Source: Several similar comments summarised from 'Have Your Say'
Feedback
There is too much theory, need more practical work about networking.
Recommendation
Incorporate more practical demonstrative style activities especially into those topics that are most theory-heavy.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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