CITS3002 Computer Networks
- 6 points
If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.
Availability Location Mode Semester 1 UWA (Perth) Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online. Semester 1 UWA (Perth) Online timetabled 100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit includes some synchronous components, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
- Details for undergraduate courses
- Level 3 core unit in the Computer Science; International Cybersecurity; Computing and Data Science; Artificial Intelligence; Cybersecurity major sequences
- Level 3 core unit in the Software Engineering specialisation in the Engineering Science major sequence
- Level 3 elective
- 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.
- 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..
- 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.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Chris McDonald
- Unit rules
- CITS1002 Programming and Systems or CITS2002 Programming and Systems
- CITS3230 Computer Networks, CITS3231 Security and Privacy
- Contact hours
- lectures: 2 hours per week; labs: 2 hours per week
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus. Copies of textbooks and other readings will be made available for students to access from the Library, online wherever possible as well as in print.