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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedGippsland First semester 2010 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Hong Kong First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Singapore First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
South Africa First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Joarder Kamruzzaman (Gippsland); Mr Oladayo Bello (South Africa)


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 universitys computer systems through an internet service provider is compulsory for distance education students.


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

  • describe the ISO OSI reference model;
  • describe Internet protocol architecture;
  • analyse the main functions and design issues of the network layer;
  • describe the operation of IPv6;
  • analyse the operation of TCP;
  • understand network security risks, requirements, and common security measures;
  • understand network management architecture;
  • understand common Internet applications including email, ftp, telnet and the WWW;
  • understand the basic concepts of multimedia communications and QoS.


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

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Iqbal Gondal

Contact hours

2 hrs lectures/wk, 2 hrs tutorials/wk


FIT1005 or GCO3812 or equivalent



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