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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedGippsland First semester 2010 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Hong Kong First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Joarder Kamruzzaman


This unit will introduce students to advances in the distributed networked environment. The unit provides knowledge of internetworking protocols, QoS for critical applications, network management and TCP/IP operation. Access to the universitys computer systems through an internet service provider is compulsory for distance education students.


At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  • describe the ISO OSI reference model;
  • describe Internet protocol architecture;
  • analyse the main functions and design issues of the network layer;
  • describe the operation of IPv6;
  • analyse the operation of TCP;
  • understand network security risks, requirements, and common security measures;
  • understand network management architecture;
  • understand common Internet applications including email, ftp, telnet and the WWW;
  • understand the basic concepts of multimedia communications and QoS.


Examination (3 hours): 60%; In-semester assessment: 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Iqbal Gondal

Contact hours

4 hrs/wk


FIT1005 or GCO3812



Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at: