School Of Computing, Engineering And Mathematics

Network TechnologiesWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 300695.2


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
The students should be familiar with the fundamentals of computer architecture and programming principles. They should also have a working knowledge of the World Wide Web.

Equivalent Units
300254 - Network Technology and Data Communications

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate course.

About this Unit
Computer networking is one of the fastest growing technologies of our time. The Internet interconnects billions of computers providing many new exciting opportunities and challenges. The Internet and the World Wide Web have provided the communication and infrastructure needed for global collaboration and information exchange. As a result of the rapid growth of networked systems and the diverse applications that run on them, success in many professions depends on a sound understanding of the technologies underlying these systems and applications. This unit explores these issues and provides the students with such an understanding. It covers the principles and current practices pertinent to computer networking and communications. It describes some of the important technologies and devices used in modern networks for information distribution and data sharing. The unit helps the students to understand important models, protocols and standards in networking and internetworking.

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