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CITS3002 Computer Networks

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 1OnlineOnline timetabled
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the Computer Science; International Cybersecurity; Computing and Data Science; Artificial Intelligence; Cybersecurity; Software Engineering major sequences
  • Level 3 elective
Content
This unit introduces students to the design and implementation of contemporary wired and wireless computer networks, the systems- and application-level software necessary to support their efficient operation, and the security and privacy factors introduced by networks and their applications.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate an understanding of the basic physical operation of networks, including the concepts of data encoding and error detection and recovery; (2) explain the design motivation for, and operation of, contemporary wide-area, local-area and wireless networking technologies; (3) understand the TCP/IP protocol stack, and its support for client/server and peer-to-peer networking models; (4) apply industry standard networking programming interfaces from within procedural and object-oriented programming languages; (5) develop distributed applications for heterogeneous computer systems; and; and (6) understand the security and privacy factors raised by contemporary networks and their applications..
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) mid-semester test; (2) practical project; and (3) final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

For units commencing in May 2022 or later the availability of the supplementary assessment is subject to confirmation.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Chris McDonald
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
CITS1002 Programming and System or CITS2002 Systems Programming
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
Contact hours
lectures: 2 hours per week; labs: 2 hours per week
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