Course Title: Use engineering applications software

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2010

Course Code: ISYS5662C

Course Title: Use engineering applications software

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6084 - Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Sanket Kakkad
PHONE: 99254381

Noor Sateh
Phone:9925 4013

Nominal Hours: 40

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

Co-requisites: ISYS5675C, ISYS5681C

Course Description

This unit covers the use of computer application relevant to engineering support work functions. It encompasses applying user preferences, using application menus and tools, entering and retrieve information, working with groups and transferring and printing files.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEED004B Use engineering applications software


1. Prepare to use computer applications.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood through established routines and procedures.
1.2 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures in relation to computer and keyboard use are followed.
1.3 Application software and information required for use is obtained from appropriate sources.
1.4 On-screen instructions in relation to any anomaly such as a virus warning are followed.
1.5 Help menu is used to resolve any straightforward start up or access issues or anomalies


2. Use engineering application software.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed.
2.2 Techniques that apply to a particular software package are used to produce appropriate files


3. Output information from an application.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Completed files are stored appropriately in accordance with enterprise requirements.
3.2 Files are printed for formal records and/or forwarded to others.


4. Shut down computer

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Files are named, arranged, saved and backed up in accordance with enterprise requirements.
4.2 Computer shutdown procedures are followed and computer switched off.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

In this unit you will learn industry recognized skills in designing, implementing and managing Local Area Network (LAN), Wide area Network. The learning units will emphasis on LAN monitoring and troubleshooting techniques. After the successful completion of this unit, the learner is expected to administer and support Local Area Networks.
Classroom tutorial activities:
Lectures: to introduce the important concepts.
• Attending lectures will make it much easier for you to understand the central concepts of the course
• You will feel more comfortable and you will learn more if you read the relevant material before you attend the lectures

Tutorials: to enable you to ask questions and to clarify unresolved issues
• Review the material and prepare your questions before you come to class
• There will be an overview of course content with a focus on the material students find difficult
• If something is unclear or if you find yourself falling behind please ask for help immediately
• You may be given worksheets to complete during the tutorial

Practical exercises: to give you the hands on experience of implementing and troubleshooting networks
• In general there will be one practical exercise per week
• You will perform the exercise and write it up in a lab journal
• The lab journal will be a bound exercise book
o Loose leaf binders will not be accepted
• The write up will be a record of your actions as they are performed and your corresponding observations
• The write up must be performed in the lab as you perform the practical exercise, not at a later date
o Write ups not in the lab journal will not be marked

Teaching Schedule

Week 1 Introduction to Course Outline and Assessment Criteria.

Lecture: Living in a Network-centric World
Lecture: Communication over the Network
Lab Activity 1 Application of network and view networks

week 2 Lecture: OSI Application Layer Functionality & Protocols
Lab Activity 2 IP version 4 addressing

Week 3 Lecture: OSI Transport Layer Functionality & Protocols
Lab Activity 3 Building a small network and introducing protocol data units using Wireshark

Week 4 Lecture: OSI Network Layer
Lab Activity 4 Managing servers

Week 5 Lecture: Addressing the Network- IP V4
Lab Activity 5 Application and Transport layer Protocols
Week 6 Lecture: OSI Data Link Layer
Lab Activity 6 Examining devices gateway and Route
Lab Activity 7 Working with cisco devices

Week 7 Lecture: OSI Physical Layer
Lecture: Ethernet
Lab Activity 7 Make Ethernet Cable

Week 8 Lecture: Planning and Cabling Networks
Lecture: Wireshark
Revision Lab
Week 9 Lecture: Configuring & Testing Network
Lab Exam 1
Week 10 Lecture: Introduction to Routing & Packet Forwarding
Lecture: Static Routing
Lab Activity 1: Physical examination of router hardware, interfaces and cabling
Lab Activity 2: Sub netting Scenario 1-3
Week 11 Lecture: Introduction to Dynamic Routing Protocols
Lecture: Distance Vector Routing Protocols
Lab Activity 3: Subnet an IP address and assign correct IP address to a host computer using Packet Tracer
Week 12 Lecture: RIP v1
Lecture: VLSM & CIDR
Lab Activity 4: Basic Router Configuration (Physically configuring Router Passwords, Different Interfaces with Interface Description, MOTD. Ping Host to Router)
Week 13 Lecture: RIP v2
Lecture: Routing Table-A Closer Look
Week 14 Lab Activity 5: Basic Static Route Configuration
Lab Activity 6: VLSM Calculation & Addressing Design
Week 14 Lecture: EIGRP
Lecture: Link State Routing Protocols
Lab Activity 7: Basic Rip Configuration
Lab Activity 8: Basic EIGRP Configuration
Week 15 Lecture: OSPF
Lab Activity 9: Basic OSPF Configuration
Lab: Revision
Week 16 Lab Exam 2
Week 17 Online Final Test
Week 18 Make Up Session

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Dye, M et al 2007, Network Fundamentals, CCNA Exploration Companion Guide, Pearson Education Australia


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Practical test
Written Examination

Assessment Tasks

Laboratory Journal (5 + 5%)
Laboratory Exam 1(30%)
Laboratory Exam 2 (30%)
Cisco Online Chapter Exams (5 + 5 %)
Cisco Online Final Exam (10 + 10 %)

Assessment Matrix

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