Network Fundamentals

ICT10019 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 112 Hours

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

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23

Aims and objectives

This unit prepares students to understand the underlining concepts and requirements of a range of networks and technologies. Connectiveness of systems is core to Industry 4.0 and having an awareness and ability to demonstrate how machines connect to systems and to broader networks. The emergence of the Internet of Things and Cloud infrastructure means that more systems are needing to be blended to ensure future-proofing.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Define and demonstrate elements of networks
2. Utilise a variety of key networking devices
3. Develop an understanding of physical and cloud network architectures
4. Demonstrate skills in connecting, securing and administering networks
5. Research emerging networking trends to inform future business opportunities