Advanced Switching

TNE80010 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 60 hrs

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

27 Feb 23 - 28 May 23

4 Jul 23

Last self enrolment:
12 Mar 23

31 Mar 23

Last withdraw without fail:
14 Apr 23

Aims and objectives

This unit is designed to teach students how to implement, monitor, and maintain switching in converged enterprise campus networks. Students will learn how to plan, configure, and verify the implementation of complex enterprise switching solutions. Comprehensive labs emphasize hands-on learning and practice to reinforce configuration skills.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Appraise current best practice for Enterprise Scale Campus Network design
2. Describe and implement VLAN technologies in a Campus network
3. Describe, configure and troubleshoot various Spanning Tree protocols
4. Configure Inter-VLAN routing and DHCP in a Multilayer Switched environment
5. Assess security threats in a Campus Network Infrastructure and deploy mitigating techniques
6. Monitor, analyse, and troubleshoot switch performance, connectivity and security issues
7. Research and report on an emerging technology in the field of Networking