Course Title: Network Engineering

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Network Engineering

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

EEET2290

City Campus

Undergraduate

125H Electrical & Computer Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016

EEET2290

City Campus

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018

EEET2291

City Campus

Postgraduate

125H Electrical & Computer Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016

EEET2291

City Campus

Postgraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018

Course Coordinator: Dr. Karina Gomez Chavez

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2795

Course Coordinator Email: karina.gomezchavez@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 12.08.19

Course Coordinator Availability: Email for appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You are expected to have knowledge of the fundamentals of mathematics and programming.


Course Description

This course provides you with an introduction to Network Engineering and focuses on TCP/IP and the Internet. The course is designed for providing fundamental knowledge in IP addressing, TCP/IP, Ethernet, and internet routing protocols. The course establishes a solid, base foundation in IP technology and prepares you to advance further in the program with additional courses. After completing this course you should be able to describe the operation of the Internet in depth and be able to setup and configure some networking equipment.  Lab work includes setting up and configuration of some state of the art industry-standard networking devices. Further, at successful completion, you will be en route to sit for some Juniper industry exams leading to Juniper Networks Certification Program certifications.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

At undergraduate level this course develops the following Program Learning Outcomes for BH107CNHDD Bachelor of Engineering (Computer and Network Engineering) (Honours)/Bachelor of Business (Mgt):

1.1 Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline.

1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.

1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline.

2.1. Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering solving.

2.2. Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.

3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.

3.4 Professional use and management of information.

At postgraduate level this course develops the following Program Learning Outcomes for MC234 - Master of Engineering (Telecommunication and Network Engineering):

  1. High levels of technical competence in the field
  2. Be able to apply problem solving approaches to work challenges and make decisions using sound engineering methodologies

 

 


On completion of this course you should be able to:

CLO1: Select, setup and configure state of the art industry-standard IP networking devices such as routers for optimal operation.

CLO2: Select and configure appropriate protocols for networking devices and secure operations.

CLO3: Select networking devices for optimal performance and economy.

CLO4: Complete some Juniper industry exams leading to Juniper Networks Certification Program certifications.

 

 


Overview of Learning Activities

In the lectures, you will engage in a discussion with the lecturer on the base of networking engineering topics as listed below:

 

 

 

  • Module 1: Internet Introduction
  • Module 2: Layer 2 and Layer 3 Equipment focus (Switches and Routers)
  • Module 3: Layer-2 Data Link Overview with Ethernet Focus
  • Module 4: Layer 3 and IP services
  • Module 5: IP routing protocol
  • Module 6: Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) 
  • Module 7: Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
  • Module 8: IP Filtering
  • Module 9: Services overview: Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)

During the labs, you will remotely login to state of the art, industry-standard Juniper networking devices to perform required setting-up and configurations. At the completion of each lab each week, you are required to write a brief reflective summary of the lab activities and their significance.

During the lectures, you will be organized in groups for performing exercises or short quizzes based on relevant topics covered in the lectures.


Overview of Learning Resources

Current research literature, laboratory manuals and bespoke resources will be used as required and as appropriate, given the wide variety of material and references.

Prescribed References:
Juniper learning material along with the lab guidelines will be provided through RMIT’s online systems.


Overview of Assessment

☒This course has no hurdle requirements.
☐ All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Leaning & Teaching).

Assessment will be based on both individual and collaborative performance of requisite laboratory tasks and their subsequent write-up. These will cover investigation, analysis, synthesis and reporting of various manifestations of Juniper Scalable IP Networks and Interior Routing Protocols. 

You will also be required to participate in group class activities like exercises or short quizzes based on relevant topics covered in the lectures. You will scope a potential research question for further study based on your immersion experience.

You will also be required to give a written test and final exam.

Assessment Task 1: Laboratory performance and reports
Weighting 30%

This assessment is group-based learning activity divided in written report and lab quizzes.

This assessment task assesses CLO1 and CLO2.

Assessment Task 2: Test (mid semester)
Weighting 20%
This is an individual learning activity.
This assessment task assesses CLO4.

Assessment Task 3: Final Exam (end semester)
Weighting 50%
This is an individual learning activity.
This assessment task assesses CLO4.