units

FIT2020

Faculty of Information Technology

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedGippsland First semester 2013 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2013 (Off-campus)
South Africa First semester 2013 (Day)

Synopsis

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 university's computer systems through an internet service provider is compulsory for distance education students.

Outcomes

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

  • describe the ISO OSI reference model;
  • analyse physical layer for networking;
  • understand the architecture of data link layer for networking;
  • analyse the main functions and design issues of the network layer;

describe the operation of IPv6;

  • analyse the operation of TCP;
  • understand integrated and differentiated services architecture;
  • understand network management architecture;
  • understand the basic concepts of multimedia communications and QoS.

Assessment

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

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

2 hrs lectures/wk, 2 hrs tutorials/wk

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prerequisites

One of FIT1031, FIT1005 or GCO3812 or equivalent

Prohibitions

GCO3824

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