Overview

This Unit of study aims to provide you with a solid foundation in the technologies and functionality of routing within data networks. The Unit will also provide with an introduction to Wide Area Networks (WANs) and the skills to deploy common network services within a WAN infrastructure.

Teaching Periods
Location
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date
Semester 1
Location
Hawthorn
Start and end dates
26-February-2024
26-May-2024
Last self-enrolment date
10-March-2024
Census date
31-March-2024
Last withdraw without fail date
12-April-2024
Results released date
02-July-2024
Teaching Period 2
Location
Online
Start and end dates
08-July-2024
06-October-2024
Last self-enrolment date
21-July-2024
Census date
02-August-2024
Last withdraw without fail date
23-August-2024
Results released date
29-October-2024
Semester 2
Location
Hawthorn
Start and end dates
29-July-2024
27-October-2024
Last self-enrolment date
11-August-2024
Census date
31-August-2024
Last withdraw without fail date
13-September-2024
Results released date
03-December-2024

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Describe the process of routing (K3)
  • Analyse the operation of and differences between various dynamic routing protocols (K3, S2, S3)
  • Construct a network with static and dynamic routes (K3)
  • Use Access Control Lists as a security technique to control traffic flow across the network (K2, K3, S1)
  • Describe the various WAN technology options for district-sized networks (K2, K3)
  • Describe and implement various layer 2 protocols on WAN links and configure and describe the functionality of NAT and DHCP network services (K3)
  • Within a team, design and construct a simulated network with components of LAN and WAN technologies and prepare a technical report and presentation (K2, K3, S1, S2, S3, A2, A7)

Teaching methods

Hawthorn

Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
On-campus
Class
3.00 12 weeks 36
Online
Directed Online Learning and Independent Learning
1.00 12 weeks 12
Specified Activities
Various
1.00 12 weeks 12
Unspecified Activities
Independent Learning
7.50 12 weeks 90
TOTAL150

Swinburne Online

Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Online
Directed Online Learning and Independent Learning
12.50 12 weeks 150
TOTAL150

Assessment

Type Task Weighting ULO's
AssessmentIndividual 2 - 8% 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 
Case StudyGroup 10 - 20% 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 
Final-Semester TestIndividual 15 - 25% 1,2,3,4 
Practical Skills ExaminationIndividual 15 - 25% 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 
TestIndividual 15 - 25% 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 
TestIndividual 15 - 25% 1,2,3,4 

Hurdle

As the minimum requirements of assessment to pass a unit and meet all ULOs to a minimum standard, an undergraduate student must have achieved:

(i) An aggregate mark of 50% or more, and(ii) A Pass grade for the Final Practical Skills Assessment. The criteria for passing the Skills Exam is available in the Unit Outline.Students who do not successfully achieve hurdle requirements (ii) and (iii) will receive a maximum of 45% as the total mark for the unit.

Content

  • Routing fundamentals
  • Static and dynamic routing
  • Configuring routers and routing devices
  • Routing protocols (RIP, RIPv2, EIGRP, OSPF)
  • WAN technologies
  • Access Control Lists
  • PPP
  • DHCP and NAT Services
  • Frame relay
  • Network Troubleshooting

Study resources

Reading materials

A list of reading materials and/or required textbooks will be available in the Unit Outline on Canvas.