Course Title: Computer Network Engineering 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course ID: 029596

Course Title: Computer Network Engineering 1

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


125H Electrical & Computer Eng


Course Coordinator: Prof. Andrew Jennings

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5307

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Students are expected to have knowledge of communication and network engineering principles and mathematics fundamentals.


Course Description

The course provides students with an introduction to Network Engineering. Digital network principles and concepts are covered including a description of digital network systems and how information is transmitted between devices on a digital network.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

The course objectives are to provide the student with an understanding of network engineering and digital networks. The learning outcomes include being able to identify what forms a digital network and how devices on the digital network communicate.

Student capabilities upon completion of the course include an understanding of techniques for information transmission between devices found on a digital network, an understanding of the types of devices found on a digital network and the principles for control of a digital network.

The course outcomes include an introduction to the concepts of connection and connection-less information transmission over a digital network and the use of real time systems and services.

As you achieve these outcomes the capabilities that you will learn, develop and exercise are detailed in the table below.



Dimensions of Capability


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Technical competence

Ability to apply knowledge of network engineering, digital networks, network operation, devices and device to device communication techniques including connection and connection-less.

Problem solving and decision-making


Ability to formulate and solve problems creatively, especially in network engineering.




Ability to communicate effectively in writing (both verbally and graphically).

Lifelong learning


Ability to undertake self-directed study.


Overview of Learning Activities

Detailed course outline at

Overview of Learning Resources

Learning resources and reading guide are available on the course website at


Overview of Assessment

Assessment tasks consist of:

  • Assignments: 50% of the total mark of the course.
  • Examination: 50% of the total mark of the course.