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FIT3030 - Network performance and modelling

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Information Technology

Leader: Arkady Zaslavsky


Caulfield First semester 2007 (Day)


Topics covered in this unit include the need for network performance studies, indicators of network performance and measuring network performance; SNMP and other Network monitoring tools; Predicting Network performance; Queueing theory and Modeling of networks; Overheads of network protocols including features of TCP/IP that effect network performance; Network performance in distributed systems.


At the completion of this subject students should be able to:

  1. understand various measures of data network performance;
  2. be able to use various hardware and software tools to measure performance;
  3. use simulation packages to construct models of computer networks;
  4. use models for performance analysis and prediction;
  5. make recommendations for network performance improvement.


Practical work: Laboratory Practical tests: 15%
Network Modelling project: 25%
Theory: Final Exam (3hr): 60%

Contact hours

Lecture: 2 hours/week. Tutorial: 2 hours/week.


CPE1007 or CPE2002 or FIT1005 or CSE2318 or CSE3318


CSE3151, CPE3014