Broadband Multimedia Networks

TNE40001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Sarawak


  • 1 Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 48 hours



Aims and objectives

This unit of study aims to give you an in-depth understanding of the architecture and design issues relating to modern high-speed broadband networks.
Learning Outcomes
After successfully completing this unit, you should be able to: 
  • Appreciate and use terminology and IEEE standards relating to the design of high-speed broadband networks. 
  • Describe the issues that affect IP Quality of Service (QoS), and appreciate and analyse standards for meeting QoS requirements. 
  • Appreciate the design and architecture of consumer access technologies with reference to Quality of Service issues.
  • Analyse and overlay solutions to improve overall service quality. 
  • Appraises different classes of network traffic in order to assess the impact of these on the network. 
  • Analyse and discuss various networking protocols and their impact on the network.
  • Conduct experiments using simulation tools to analyse the performance of networked systems and sub-systems and interpret results, formulate conclusions and generate written technical reports. 
  • Conduct research in the area of network traffic and networking protocols.
Swinburne Engineering Competencies for this Unit of Study
This Unit of Study will contribute to you attaining the following Swinburne Engineering Competencies: 
  • Maths and IT as Tools: Proficiently uses relevant mathematics and computer and information science concepts as tools. 
  • Discipline Specific: Proficiently applies advanced technical knowledge of the specific discipline within that context.
  • Emerging Disciplinary Trends: Interprets and applies current or emerging knowledge from inside and outside the specific discipline.
  • Engineering Methods: Applies engineering methods in practical applications.
  • Problem Solving: Systematically uses engineering methods in solving complex problems.
  • Communication: Demonstrates effective communication to professional and wider audiences.
  • Information Management: Demonstrates seeking, using, assessing and managing information.

Courses with unit

A unit of study in the Bachelor of Engineering (Telecommunication and Network Engineering), .