Prerequisites: N/A
Corequisites: N/A
Credit Points: 20 Credit Points
Level: Year 1, Core for MNet, Elective for MEng(Tel)
Workload: Timetabled hours/week: 5 (Lecture = 2 hours, Tute/Lab = 2 hours, PBL = 1 hour)
  Personal study hours per week: 7


This is a second 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 network applications 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

Students gain deep analytical and evaluative 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
  • Intersystem communication
  • Middleware
  • Architectures for networked applications
  • Web based applications
  • Transaction processing
  • Application management
  • Application performance issues
  • Application deployment
  • Emerging trends in networked application management


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

  1. Apply key architectures and technologies for networked applications
  2. Use standard techniques to deploy, secure, performance-tune and manage networked applications
  3. Compare various technologies and techniques for networked application management, deployment and performance tuning
  4. Analyse and justify the use of important networked application architectures and technologies.
  5. Utilise common and emerging types of middleware to design and manage networked applications
  6. Scrutinise  security and other management issues for networked applications
  7. Analyse performance and deployment issues for networked applications
  8. Choose appropriate industry tools and techniques to manage networked applications


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