Prerequisites: N/A
Corequisites: N/a
Credit Points: 20 Credit Points
Level: Year 1, Core
Workload: Timetabled hours/week: 5 (Lecture = 2 hours, Tute/Lab = 2 hours, Active Learning = 1hour)
  Personal study hours per week: 7


This is a first trimester core unit out of a total of 12 units in the Master of Networking (MNet). This unit addresses the MNet course learning outcomes and complements other courses in a related field by developing students’ specialised knowledge in computer networks and applying critical skills in networking equipment such as routers, switches and servers. For further course information refer to: http://www.mit.edu.au/study-with-us/programs/master-networking, http://www.mit.edu.au/study-with-us/programs/master-engineering-telecommunications, http://www.mit.edu.au/study-with-us/programs/graduate-diploma-networking.

This subject provides students with the knowledge and skills to specify, configure, and manage a medium sized network. The unit provides an overview of internetworking topologies and technologies. Following are the unit topics:

  • Overview of internetworking topologies and technologies
  • Internetworking  components and network protocols
  • Subnets and network addressing
  • Internetwork configuring and testing
  • Routing protocols
  • OSI model, top-down design
  • Emerging trends
  • Case studies


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

  1. Analyse and discuss the significance of internetworking for nowadays organisations. 
  2. Explain the role of internetworking to support business and technical goals through, planning and design.
  3. Develop architectural internetworking design for the business, information, technology, and application domains.
  4. Report on the health of existing internetworking and other architectures such as system, solution, data, application and technology.
  5. Investigate and resolve appropriate design and solutions for medium sized organisations.
  6. Analyse and report on the current and future state of the management of internetworking infrastructure and its applications.
  7. Discuss a roadmap process to use internetworking architecture to support long-term business goals.
  8. Implement a process to support the administration and management of internetworking.


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


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