Faculty of Information Technology

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2013 (Day)


In-depth coverage of the protocols used to operate the Internet and intranets, and a selection of major applications, including specific implementations of the protocols and systems. The topics include: Advanced Internet Addressing: IPv6, subnetting, supernetting. TCP Performance and Enhancements: Reno, New-Reno, Fast Retransmit and Recovery, etc. Unicast and multicast routing protocols: BGP4, OSPF, MOSPF, DVMRP, etc. Messaging systems: SMTP, MIME, POP3, IMAP, World Wide Web systems: client-server implementations, HTTP, Real Time Protocols: RTP, RTCP,RSVP. Security and Firewall. Quality of Service issues: DiffServ and IntServ. Network management and Remote File activities.


At the completion of this unit students will:

  • have a well-developed conceptual framework, enabling them to keep pace with developments in the rapidly changing field of network computing;
  • have a thorough understanding of one or more specialised areas of study within network computing;
  • be familiar with using current technology, systems and software relevant to network computing;
  • be able to practise professionally as a network computing specialist.


Examination: 50%; In-semester assessment: 50%

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Contact hours

2 hrs lectures/wk, 2 hrs tutorials/wk

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