• Offered by Research School of Computer Science
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Computer Science
  • Areas of interest Information Technology
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Hanna Suominen
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course COMP2410
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
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This course studies networking fundamentals including local, metropolitan, and wide area networks (LAN, MAN, and WAN), the Internet, intranets, extranets, and the World Wide Web (WWW). Its focus is on the application, transport, and network layers. The topics covered include the following: hardware, software, network topologies, architecture, and protocols; network and web applications; website design and construction; information architecture; standards; privacy, security, firewalls, and reliability; systems integration; network monitoring and management; and professional ethics and social issues.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, the student will be able to do the following:
  • Describe network topologies and architectures, LANs, and WANs.
  • Describe the TCP/IP stack and the ISO protocol suite. Compare and contrast the two.
  • Describe what the relevant standards are and why they are useful.
  • Understand the basic ICT professional ethics and social issues.
  • Describe how telnet and mail work.
  • Analyse, design, and/or create web pages.
  • Explain and/or create an Internet based system for use in, for example, a bank or library.
  • Describe how the http protocol works.
  • Understand networking concepts such as cookies, proxies, servers, and caching.
  • Understand key trends in communication and networking.

Indicative Assessment

    Individual Assignment (30%), Mid-term Exam (35%), Final Exam (35%)

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      Workload

      Twelve two-hour lectures and twelve two-hour tutorials

      Requisite and Incompatibility

      You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed COMP2410. Students enrolled in the Master of Cyber Security, Strategy & Risk Management must contact CECS Student Services to request a permission code for the course.

      Prescribed Texts

      Business Data Communications & Networking,12th Edition
      Jerry Fitzerald, Alan Dennis and Alexandra Durcikova
      John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2014

      Specialisations

      Fees

      Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

      If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

      Student Contribution Band:
      Band 2
      Unit value:
      6 units

      If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

      Units EFTSL
      6.00 0.12500
      Domestic fee paying students
      Year Fee
      2018 $4080
      International fee paying students
      Year Fee
      2018 $5400
      Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

      Offerings and Dates

      The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

      First Semester

      Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
      2300 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person

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