Networks and Switching

TNE60006 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent
    This unit will be delivered both on-line and on-campus in Semester 2 2020. Please check your timetable for on campus locations.

Contact hours

  • 60 Hours

2020 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

3 Aug 20 - 1 Nov 20

8 Dec 20

Last self enrolment:
16 Aug 20

31 Aug 20



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)

Students who successfully complete this unit 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 segmentation (K2)
4. Describe why VLANs are used and how they are implemented using switches (K3)
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)