Entry Requirements and Weighting

Corequisities:BN106 Networking Fundamentals
Credit Points:15 credit points
Level:Year 2, Core
Workload:Timetabled hours/week: 4(Lecture = 2 hours, Lab = 2 hours)
Personal study hours per week: 5


Unit Coordinator and Lecturer:Prof Savitri Bevinakoppa (
Unit Moderator:Dr Fariza Sabrina (

Brief Description

This is a fourth trimester core unit out of a total of 24 units in the Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Telecommunications) BEngTech(Tel). This unit addresses the BEngTech(Tel) course learning outcomes and complement other courses in a related field by developing students’ specialised knowledge in local and wide area networks and applying critical skills in networking equipment such as router, switch and server. For further course information refer to:

Enterprise Networks are used to connect computers and other peripheral devices; so that the organizational resources can be shared efficiently and effectively.  Effective and efficient data communication and networking facilities are vital. Increasing emphasis is on remote access, online transaction, development of new services and advances in technology. This unit covers local area network and wide area networks design, devices, protocols and technologies essential to set a Computer Network. It also covers principles, benefits and drawbacks of various network topologies and protocols.

This unit will cover the following topics:

  1. Networking for today’s enterprise
  2. Circuit and packet switching
  3. WAN technologies and WAN design
  4. DHCP, DNS, NAT, PAT operation and implementation
  5. WAN protocols: HDLC, PPP, Frame Relay, ISDN, ATM
  6. Basic of IPv6, internetwork operation
  7. Routing and congestion control in data networks
  8. Local area network protocol architecture
  9. Network diagrams and topologies
  10. Router and switch  configuration, verification, and troubleshooting
  11. Configuring multilayered switching
  12. Emerging trends in future design

Objectives and Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this unit,students should be able to:

  1. Describe LAN and WAN network technologies, topologies and implementations.
  2. Configure, test and troubleshoot various network devices such as routers and switches
  3. Configure and test different WAN protocols, such as HDLC, PPP, Frame Relay, DHCP, ISDN, NAT and PAT in a network environment.
  4. Devise LAN and WAN design and test network implementations
  5. Identify and compare IPv4 and IPv6 in WAN networks.
  6. Discuss the requirements of hierarchical network models for campus and other similar applications.
  7. Utilise a systematic approach to solve various network problems.

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 is as follows:

Ability to communicateIndependent and  Life-long LearnerEthicsAnalytical and Problem SolvingCultural and Global AwarenessTeamworkKnowledge of Field


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Extent covered

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 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