BN208 - Networked Applications

Credit Points: 15 credit points

Workload: 48 hours

Prerequisite: N/A

Co-requisite: N/A

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.

The unit will cover the following areas:

  • Overview of networked applications
  • Architectures for networked applications
  • Web based applications
  • Application management and performance issues
  • Application deployment
  • Emerging trends in networked application management

Learning Outcomes

4.1 Course Learning Outcomes
The Course learning outcomes applicable to this unit are listed on the Melbourne Institute of Technology’s website: 

4.2 Unit Learning Outcomes
At the completion of this unit students should be able to:
a. Explain various technologies and standards for networked application management; 
b. Apply socio-technical contexts in modern network applications and management;
c. Utilise common and emerging types of middleware to design and manage networked applications;
d. Discuss performance and deployment issues for networked applications;
e. Utilise appropriate industry tools and techniques to manage networked applications.

Weekly Topics

This unit will cover the content below:

Week # Lecture Topic Laboratory and Tutorial
1 Network Management and Quality of Service (QoS) Introduction Laboratory 01 ‐ Getting Started with Wireshark
2 Network Application ‐ Principles, Multimedia Networking Laboratory 02 - Wireshark Lab HTTP
3 Socio-technical contexts of modern network applications Laboratory 03 - Wireshark Lab TCP
4 Multimedia Networking Part I Laboratory 04 - Audio Streaming with TCP
5 Multimedia Networking Part II Laboratory 05 - Planning a Network with Different Users, Hosts, and Services (Riverbed
6 Network Management - Roles, Protocols and Standards Laboratory 06 - Introduction to Riverbed Part I A Direct Link Network with MAC Part II
7 Network Management - Roles, Protocols and Standards II Laboratory 07 - In-Class Test
8 Quality of Service (QoS) 1 Laboratory 08 - NetFlow (Packet Tracer)
9 Quality of Service (QoS) 2 Laboratory 09 - QOS I (Packet Tracer)
10 Software Defined Networking (SDN) Laboratory 10 - QOS II (Packet Tracer)
11 Software Defined Network Management Laboratory 11 - FIFO+WFQ+WFQ (Packet Tracer)
12 Review Review


Assessment Task Due Date A B Learning Outcomes Assessed
Formative Assignment 1 Week 3 (10/04/2022) 5%   a
In-Class Test Week 7 (06/05/2022)   10% a-c
Assignment 2 Week 11 (05/06/2022) 30%   a-e
Laboratory and Problem Based Learning participation & submission Week 2 – 11 (12/06/2022) 10%   a-e
Final Examination (2 hours)     45% a-e
TOTALS   45% 55%  

Task Type: Type A: unsupervised, Type B: supervised.

Contribution and participation 
This unit has class participation and student contribution as an assessment. The assessment task and marking rubric will follow the Guidelines on Assessing Class Participation ( Further details will be provided in the assessment specification on the type of assessment tasks and the marking rubrics.

Presentations (if applicable)
For presentations conducted in class, students are required to wear business attire.

Textbook and Reference Materials

Prescribed textbook: None

Reference Reading:

  • Gerry Howser, Computer Networks and the Internet: A Hands-On Approach, Springer International Publishing, 2019.
  • James W. Kurose and Keith W. Ross. Computer Networking: A Top‐Down Approach. 7th ed., Pearson, 2016.
  • M. Subramanian, Network Management: Principles and Practices. 2nd ed, Prentice Hall, 2012.
  • S. Tanenbaum and M. V. Steen, Distributed Systems: Principles and Paradigms . 2nd ed., Create Space Independent Publishing Platform, 2016.
  • S. Kumar, Distributed Systems: Design Concepts. 5th ed., Alpha Science Intl Ltd, 2016.
  • D. K. Barry, Web Services, Service‐Oriented 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.


Adopted Reference Style: IEEE

Students are required to purchase the prescribed text and have it available each week in the class.

Graduate Attributes

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 Team work Specialist knowledge of a field of study


Levels of attainment Extent covered
The attribute 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 attribute 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 attribute 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 attribute 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 attribute is not considered, there is no theory or practice or activities associated with this attribute.