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CSC3413 Network Design and Analysis

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Mathematics, Physics & Computing
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 25 March 2023


Pre-requisite: CSC3412


When the network inside the enterprise begins to grow and reach out to wider geographical space or interfaces with the Internet or other enterprise networks, many challenges arise. Interoperability, exchanging routing information, providing path redundancy and numerous other considerations come into play when seeking to provide robust and reliable network connectivity. However, as the complexity of networks increase, we also seek ways of managing and automating network configuration tasks in order to reduce the possibility of error and to improve reliability and efficiency of management. This advanced course forms an end-point in the formal investigation into networking, and provides the skills for practitioners to continue to grow their expertise over a large range of present and future networking technologies.

Students will gain an in depth knowledge and understanding of computer networks. The following networking subjects: queueing theory; performance of communication networks including measurement, modelling and analysis of network performance including reliability, packet loss, throughput and delay, and security; network architecture including layering of networks; network design including dimensioning (deciding how fast/many of the links switches, routers and servers there should be), routing design (where traffic should go), topological design (where to put new links) and security (authentication, VLAN's, firewalls) are covered. Students will investigate and solve a series of example problems of network analysis and design of increasing complexity.

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Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2023 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2023 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2023 Online
Date printed 25 March 2023