Faculty of Information Technology

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedNot offered in 2014


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%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • Two hours of lectures
  • One 3-hour laboratory per fortnight (alternating with the tutorial)
  • One 1-hour tutorial per fortnight (alternating with the lab)

(b.) Additional requirements (all students):

A minimum of 8 hours of independent study per week for completing lab and project work, private study and revision.

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


FIT2069 and one of FIT2070 or FIT2022