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

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

2022 teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

11 Jul 22 - 9 Oct 22

1 Nov 22

Last self enrolment:
24 Jul 22

5 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
26 Aug 22

More teaching periods

Higher Ed. Semester 2

1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22



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
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
#Unit Learning Outcome Description
ULO1Use the OSI Model to discuss network design and infrastructure (K3, S3)
ULO2Design an addressing scheme to subnet a network to given specifications (K2, K3, S3)
ULO3Describe the processes of LAN switching and how VLANs are used in a switched network (K3)
ULO4Use best practice to design secure corporate networks and deploy security to practical networking environments (K3, S1, S3)
ULO5Describe how the Spanning Tree Protocol eliminates loops in multi-switched LANs (K3)
ULO6Construct a simple network of PCs, switches and a router, and troubleshoot problems in those networks (K3, S1, S2, S3)
ULO7Generate documentation for laboratory work and assignments (A2)