Credit Points: 15

Prerequisite: N/A

Co-requisite: N/A

Workload: 48 contact hours

Campus: Melbourne, Sydney

Aims & Objectives

This is a fourth trimester core unit out of a total of 24 units in the Bachelor of Networking (BNet) and Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Telecommunications) BEngTech(Tel). This unit addresses the BNet and BEngTech(Tel) course learning outcomes and complements other courses in a related field by developing students’ knowledge and skills in network applications. For further course information refer to:‐with‐us/programs/bachelor‐ networking           and‐with‐us/programs/bachelor‐engineering‐technology‐ telecommunications. This unit is part of the AQF Level 7 (BNet and BEngTech(Tel)) courses.

Students gain knowledge and skills in how to specify, integrate, deploy, and update secure applications on networks with heterogeneous platforms and technologies.

This unit will cover the following topics:

  1. Overview of networked applications
  2. Architectures for networked applications
  3. Web based applications
  4. Application management and performance issues
  5. Application deployment
  6. Emerging trends in networked application management

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Explain various technologies and standards for networked application management;
  2. Apply socio-technical contexts in modern network applications and management;
  3. Utilise common and emerging types of middleware to design and manage networked applications;
  4. Discuss performance and deployment issues for networked applications;
  5. Utilise appropriate industry tools and techniques to manage networked applications.

Teaching Method

Lecture: 2 hours
Tutorial/Workshop: 2 hours
Face to Face


Assessment Task
Learning Outcomes Assessed
Midterm Test  a,b* 10%
Assignment 1 b,c* 15%
Assignment 2 d,e* 20%
Laboratory participation & submission a-e* 10%
Final Examination (2 hours) a-e* 45%
Total   100%

*refer to learning outcomes above.


  • None

Reference Reading

  • James W. Kurose and Keith W. Ross. Computer Networking: A Top‐Down Approach, 7th Ed, 2016, Pearson, 2016
  • M. Subramanian, Network Management: Principles and Practices, 2nd Edition, Prentice Hall, 2012
  • S. Tanenbaum and M. V. Steen, Distributed Systems: Principles and Paradigms (Second International Edition), Create Space Independent Publishing Platform, 2016
  • S. Kumar, Distributed Systems: Design Concepts, 5th ed., Alpha Science Intl Ltd, 2016
  • D. K. Barry, Web Services, ServiceOriented Architecture, and Cloud Computing, Morgan Kaufmann, 2013
  • D. Ortloff, T. Schmidt, K. Hahn, T. Bieniek, G. Janczyk and R. Bruck, MEMS Product Engineering: Handling the diversity of an Emerging Technology, Best Practices for Cooperative Development, 1st ed, Springer, 2016

MIT is committed to ensure the course is current, practical and relevant so that graduates are “work ready” and equipped for life-long learning. In order to accomplish this, the MIT Graduate Attributes identify the required knowledge, skills and attributes that prepare students for the industry.
The level to which Graduate Attributes covered in this unit are as follows:

Ability to communicate Independent and Lifelong Learning Ethics Analytical and Problem Solving Cultural and Global Awareness Teamwork Cooperation, Participation and Leadership Specialist knowledge of a field of study


Colour coding    

Extent covered

                                The standard  is covered by theory and practice, and addressed by assessed activities in which the students always play an active role, e.g. workshops, lab submissions, assignments, demonstrations, tests, examinations
  The standard is covered by theory or practice, and addressed by assessed activities in which the students mostly play an active role, e.g. discussions, reading, intepreting documents, tests, examinations
  The standard is discussed in theory or practice; it is addressed by assessed activities in which the students may play an active role, e.g. lectures and discussions, reading, interpretation, workshops, presentations 
  The standard is presented as a side issue in theory or practice; it is not specifically assessed, but it is addressed by  activities such as lectures or tutorials
  The standard  is not considered, there is no theory or practice or activities associated with this standard