Networks and Switching

TNE10006 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 60 hours face to face + Blended

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

More teaching periods
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Teaching Period 3

6 Nov 23 - 11 Feb 24

5 Mar 24

Last self enrolment:
19 Nov 23

1 Dec 23

Last withdraw without fail:
29 Dec 23


Anti-Requisite (similar in content)

Aims and objectives

This unit of study aims to introduce you to the field of data networking and to provide you with the necessary skills to design and successfully deploy a small network.
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. Describe the processes of LAN switching and how VLANs are used in a switched network (K3) 
4. Use best practice to design secure corporate networks and deploy security to practical networking environments (K3, S1, S3) 
5. Describe how the Spanning Tree Protocol eliminates loops in multi-switched LANs (K3) 
6. Construct a simple network of PCs, switches and a router, and troubleshoot problems in those networks (K3, S1, S2, S3) 
7. Generate documentation for laboratory work and assignments (A2) 
Swinburne Engineering Competencies (A1-7, K1-6, S1-4): find out more about Engineering Skills and Competencies including the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies.