Courses & Units

Computer Networks ZAT111

Launceston

Introduction

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

Summary

Unit name Computer Networks
Unit code ZAT111
Credit points 12.5
College/School University College
Discipline Applied Technologies
Coordinator Mikaela Seabourne
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 Off-Campus Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 Off-Campus Domestic

Key

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International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
020113 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,402.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3

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Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

ZAT101

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Two to three on campus practical sessions per semester (2-3 hours per session).
 

AssessmentAT1: Short Answer Compilation (30%)|AT2: Practical Networking Tasks (30%)|AT3: Case Study Report (40%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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