Internet and Cybersecurity for Engineering Applications

TNE20003 12.5 Credit Points per subject Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 45 hours face to face + Blended

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

2024 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

29 Jul 24 - 27 Oct 24

3 Dec 24

Last self enrolment:
11 Aug 24

31 Aug 24

Last withdraw without fail:
13 Sep 24

Aims and objectives

This unit of study aims to provide you with the basic skills to use the Internet and associated technologies to connect devices in an online network, as is required in many modern Engineering applications. This includes mechanisms to take advantage of globally connected services and an introduction to Cybersecurity considerations.
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO) 
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to: 
1. Use the OSI Model to discuss network design and infrastructure (K3, S3) 
2. Design an addressing scheme to subnet a network to given specifications (K2, K3, S3) 
3. Characterise the operation of the Internet to enable communications between online services (A2, A4, K3) 
4. Construct a simple network of PCs, switches and a router, and troubleshoot problems in those networks (A7, K3, S1, S2, S3) 
5. Assess Cybersecurity issues with Internet based Engineering applications (A2, K3, K4, K5, S2)
6. Appraise the effectiveness of first tier solutions to Cybersecurity concerns (A2, K3, K4, S2) 
Swinburne Engineering Competencies (A1-7, K1-6, S1-4): find out more about Engineering Skills and Competencies including the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies.