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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedClayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Carlo Kopp (Clayton); Chan Ee Lyn (Malaysia)


This unit will introduce students to fundamentals of distributed networked environment. The unit provides knowledge of internetworking standards and understanding of the networking architecture, technology and operation.


At the completion of this unit students will have -
The ability to:

  • discuss network architecture standards for open systems;
  • describe ISO reference and Internet models;
  • explain fundamentals and technologies of physical, data-link and network layers;
  • understand the functions and architectures of LAN and WAN; and
  • analyse and design LAN architecture for organisational requirements.
Developed attitudes that enable them to:
  • adopt a problem solving approach;
  • accept the code of professional conduct and practice; and
  • act in accordance with best practice, industry standards and professional ethics.
Developed the skills to:
  • gain practical skills to analyse data communication networks.
Demonstrated the communication skills necessary to:
  • cooperate effectively within small groups; and
  • present their work in various forms.


Examination (2 hours): 60%; In-semester assessment: 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Asad Khan

Contact hours

2 hrs lectures/wk, 2 hrs laboratories/wk


BUS2062, CSE2004, CSE2318, CSE3318, GCO3812, CPE1007, FIT1005, BUS3150

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