Broadband Multimedia Networks

TNE40001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Sarawak Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 48 hours face to face + blended

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 of study aims to give you an in-depth understanding of the architecture and design issues relating to modern high-speed broadband networks.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Describe the issues that affect IP Quality of service (QoS), e.g. jitter, loss, and uncontrolled latency and appreciate and analyse standards for meeting QoS requirements. (RSVP, IntServ, DiffServ, 802.1q, etc.). (K3, K4, K6)
2. Appreciate the design and architecture of consumer access technologies with reference to Quality of service issues. (K3, K4, K6)
3. Analyse and design Overlay solutions to improve overall service quality. (K3, K4, S2)
4. Characterise different classes of network traffic in order to assess and appraise the effects of it on the network. (K3, K4, K6)
5. Analyse and discuss various networking protocols and their impact on the network. (K3, K4, K6)
6. 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. (K2, K3, S1, A2).
7. Conduct research in the area of network traffic and networking protocols. (A4)
Swinburne Engineering Competencies (A1-7, K1-6, S1-4): find out more about Engineering Skills and Competencies including the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies.