ZAT111 Computer networks requires students to have access to a private network, and a computer for which they have full administrative access and can install, download, and manage programs including GNS3 and Wireshark.
In this unit, you will learn how computer networks are constructed, how they work, and how modern applications use the services provided by modern computer networks. The concept of protocol layering will be explored to learn how computer networks operate, using the OSI Model and TCIP/IP protocol suite as examples, including an examination of the functionality and protocols provided by the different layers of these systems. You will use this information to design a network to industry specifications.
This unit also incorporates learning through practice by exposing you to authentic learning experiences. These experiences are placed at the centre of learning and assessment, for you to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours necessary to respond to industry, community and/or global needs.
You will be introduced to:
- a range of methods, tools, techniques and approaches to practice
- principles and perspectives such as values, ethics, empathy and leadership in real world scenarios
- reflection and deliberative thinking as a means of developing knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations
- ways of understanding problems and developing solutions through active inquiry
|Unit name||Computer Networks|
|College/School||College of Business & Economics
|Discipline||Applied Design, Science and Technology|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Identify the technical aspects of secure networking.
- Analyse network protocols, processes and security principles in computer networking.
- Communicate solutions to real-world problems
- Evaluate knowledge, practices and protocols in computer networks and cyber security
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:ZAT101
Weekly online learning material supported by 2 hour, weekly tutorials and one four to five hour workshop.
|Assessment||AT1: Operating System Comparison Report (30%)|AT2: Practical Networking Tasks (30%)|AT3: Case Study Report (40%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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