Prerequisites:MN503 Overview of Internetworking
Corequisites:MN602 Wide Area Network Management
Credit Points:20 Credit Points
Level:Year 2, Elective
Workload:Timetabled hours/week: 5 (Lecture = 2 hours, Tute/Lab = 2 hours, PBL = 1 hour)
 Personal Study Hours/week: 7


This unit addresses the MNet course learning outcomes and complements other courses in a related field by developing students’ specialised knowledge in enterprise networks and applying critical skills in Voice-over-IP such as router configurations and Enterprise networking planning.  For further course information refer to:

This unit provides students with an in depth discussion of the concepts, methods and principles used for provision of VOIP services. The focus is on Technologies, Software, Tools and Protocols that are used for implementation of VOIP and for integration of existing PSTN telephony services with VOIP technologies.

This unit will cover the following areas:

  1. Overview of enterprise network technologies and issues
  2. Requirements gathering and analysis for enterprise networks
  3. Advanced enterprise networks planning and designing
  4. Review of hierarchical network models
  5. Voice over IP (VOIP)
  6. Routing calls over analog voice ports
  7. Call signalling, gateways, gateway control protocols, H.323 Gatekeepers
  8. Advanced dial plans
  9. Campus networks
  10. Security issues with enterprise networks
  11. Emerging trends
  12. Case studies


At the completion of this unit students will be capable of:

  1. Understanding and applying routing techniques in an enterprise network.
  2. Analysing and discussing the implications of VOIP network traffic.
  3. Designing and explaining hierarchical network models for campus and other applications such as VOIP Security.
  4. Interpreting requirements and configuring routing in an enterprise network.
  5. Implementing and verifying secure VOIP operations, Inter-VLAN routing, security features for VLAN.
  6. Demonstrating an ability to work effectively and efficiently in a team.
  7. Reporting on implementation and management of an enterprise network.
  8. Applying, develop and prototype implementations of VOIP network
  9. Solving  a broad range of complex networking issues in integrating PSTN and VOIP networks


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 communicateIndependent and Lifelong LearningEthicsAnalytical and Problem Solving Cultural and Global AwarenessTeam workSpecialist knowledge of a field of study


Colour codingExtent 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