BN303 - Wireless Networks and Security
Credit Points: 15
Prerequisite: BN203 Network Security 1
Workload: 48 contact hours
Campus: Melbourne, Sydney
Aims & Objectives
This is a fifth 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 wireless networks. For further course information refer to: http://www.mit.edu.au/study-with-us/programs/bachelor-networking and http://www.mit.edu.au/study-with-us/programs/bachelor-engineering-technology-telecommunications. This unit is part of the AQF Level 7 (BNet and BEngTech(Tel)) courses.
In this unit, students gain knowledge of wireless network communication technology and security issues. Students learn how to configure wireless routers for local and remote workers. They will gain skill in securing wireless networks.
This unit will cover the following topics:
- Wireless communication architecture
- Wireless networks and protocols
- Security vulnerabilities, attacks, mitigation technique
- Wireless LAN and WLAN architecture and privacy methods
- Implementation and management of WLAN security
On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- Explain wireless communication protocols;
- Utilise standards-based technologies used in various networks;
- Test and compare various wireless networks performance;
- Apply wireless network security techniques in consideration of ethical implications;
- Design and implement secure enterprise wireless networks.
Lecture: 2 hours
Tutorial/Workshop: 2 hours
Tutorial/Workshop: 2 hours
Face to Face
Learning Outcomes Assessed
|Laboratory participation & submission||a-e*||10%|
|Final Examination (2 hours)||a-e*||40%|
*refer to learning outcomes above.
- O. Jorge. Guide to wireless communications. Cengage Learning, 2016
- D. Coleman, D. Westcott and B. Harkins, CWSP: Certified Wireless Security Professional Study Guide CWSP - 205, 2nd ed. Sybex, 2016
- T. Carpenter, CWSP Certified Wireless Security Professional Official Study Guide, CWNA – 205 ed. Certitrek Publishing, 2015
- T. Wrightson, Wireless network Security A Beginner’s Guide, 1st ed. McGraw-Hill Education, 2012
- J. Doherty, Wireless and Mobile Device Security, 1st ed. Jones & Barlett Learning, 2015
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|
|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|