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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedNot offered in 2011


This unit will cover network strategy development; network design principals; Telecom services; network performance; network topologies; network implementation; case studies ; case studies; traffic models; limitations of traffic models; network management protocols.


On completion of this unit students will have -

An understanding of:

  • network strategy development;
  • network design principles;
  • network performance;
  • network topologies;
  • network implementation.

The ability to:
  • analyse the requirements of a networking systems;
  • evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of particular networking systems and technologies in specific situations.

An appreciation of:
  • the importance of systematic design in networks;
  • the importance of management protocols and philosophy in networks.

The skills to:
  • perform basic design tasks for a network;
  • devise a management model and system for a network, using established protocols.

Gained experience in:
  • communicating on issues in design and management of networks;
  • appreciating the organisational and social impact of poor design and management in networks.


Examination (3 hours): 50%, In-semester assessment: 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Mohan Das

Contact hours

2 hrs lectures/wk, 2 hrs tutorial/week

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