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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedNot offered in 2011


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


At the completion of this unit, students will be able to understand and apply:

  • network architecture standards for open systems;
  • ISO reference and Internet models;
  • Internetworking concepts, IP addressing, and socket-level interface;
  • fundamentals and technologies of cabled and wireless physical layer implementations;
  • fundamentals and technologies of cabled and wireless data-link layer implementations;
  • fundamentals and technologies of network layer implementations, packet-switching and queueing concepts;
  • functions and architectures of cabled and wireless LAN and WAN, including ALOHA and CSMA/CD models;
  • analyse and design LAN architecture for organisational requirements.


Examination (2 hours): 50%; In-semester assessment: 50%

Contact hours

2 hrs lectures/wk, 3 hr laboratory/fortnight, 1 hr tutorial/fortnight


FIT2069 and one of FIT2070 or FIT2022