Course Title: Use communication network concepts and practices in manufacturing and engineering applications

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2019

Course Code: COSC7382

Course Title: Use communication network concepts and practices in manufacturing and engineering applications

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6162 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology (Civil Engineering Design)

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: vehs@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Amandeep Kaur

amandeep.kaur@rmit.edu.au

Phone: +613 9925-4444

 Noor Sateh

noor.sateh@rmit.edu.au

Phone:+61 3 99254013

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

No licensing or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of accreditation.   Pre­requisite - Nil

Course Description

This course describes the skills and knowledge in communication network concepts and practices that are used in manufacturing and engineering applications. Specifically, the unit covers the manner in which data traverses, networks, protocols, networking and communication devices, Internet Protocol (IP) addressing, routing protocols, troubleshooting logs and networking monitoring tools


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VU22452 Use communication network concepts and practices in manufacturing and engineering applications

Element:

1. Define the function and operation of key communication network concepts

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Types of communication networks are defined   1.2 Data transmission in a communication network is explored   1.3 Physical communication network equipment and cables is identified   1.4 Methods, tools and infrastructure used to connect to the internet from a workstation are explored  

Element:

2. Demonstrate the function and operation of key communication networking devices

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Physical and logical network representations of a local area network are implemented   2.2 Function and operation of network switches are described , and implemented   2.3 Function and operation of VLANs are described and implemented   2.4 Function and operation of network routers are described, and implemented   2.5 Function and role of a computer based interlocking device is described and applied   2.6 Function and operation of a firewall is described and applied   2.7 Function and operation of a wireless access point (WAP) is described, and implemented.   2.8 Operation of a network monitoring tool is described and applied   2.9 Function and operation of log files used for troubleshooting is described and applied

Element:

3. Install and set up a basic network

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Structure of an internet working operating system (IOS) is defined in order to prepare a communication network device for operation   3.2 Cabling communication networking devices to a provided network diagram are performed   3.3 Configuring communication network addresses for a workstation is demonstrated and performed   3.4 A functional communication network is configured and tested  

Element:

4. Establish protocols and models using OSI and TCP/IP

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Function and basic operation of key protocols in the Open Systems Interconnect (OSI) and Transmission control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) communication models are configured   4.2 Differences and commonalities between the OSI and TCP/IP models for a communication network are described   4.3 OSI Layer 1 standards and types of communication channels are described   4.4 OSI Layer 2 Protocols, standards and addressing (MAC addresses) for both LANs and WANs are described   4.5 IPv4 and IPv6 addressing schemes are configured   4.6 Function and operation of OSI Layer 3 Routed and Routing addressing protocols are described   4.7 Packet encapsulation and de-capsulation concepts are described   4.8 Function and operation of OSI Layer 4 Protocols are configured   4.9 Function and operation of OSI Layer 5 to 7 protocols and networking applications are described

Element:

5. Configure IP addressing schemes

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Sub-netting an IPv4 and IPv6 network is applied   5.2 Configuring IPv4 and IPv6 communication network addresses for a workstation is performed


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements


Details of Learning Activities

You will be involved in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this competency and stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates. 

  • Lectures
  • Practical laboratory testings and/or simulations
Elements and Performance Criteria for VU22452 (COSC7382) Use communication network concepts and practices in manufacturing and engineering applications   1.  Define the function and operation of key communication network concepts 1.1 Types of communication networks are defined 1.2 Data transmission in a communication network is explored 1.3 Physical communication network equipment and cables is identified 1.4 Methods, tools and infrastructure used to connect to the internet from a workstation are explored   2.  Demonstrate the function and operation of key communication networking devices 2.1 Physical and logical network representations of a local area network are implemented 2.2 Function and operation of network switches are described , and implemented 2.3 Function and operation of VLANs are described and implemented 2.4 Function and operation of network routers are described, and implemented 2.5 Function and role of a computer based interlocking device is described and applied 2.6 Function and operation of a firewall is described and applied 2.7 Function and operation of a wireless access point (WAP) is described, and implemented. 2.8 Operation of a network monitoring tool is described and applied 2.9 Function and operation of log files used for troubleshooting is described and applied   3.  Install and set up a basic network 3.1 Structure of an internetworking operating system (IOS) is defined in order to prepare a communication network device for operation 3.2 Cabling communication networking devices to a provided network diagram are performed 3.3 Configuring communication network addresses for a workstation is demonstrated and performed 3.4 A functional communication network is configured and tested   4.  Establish protocols and models using OSI and TCP/IP 4.1 Function and basic operation of key protocols in the Open Systems Interconnect (OSI) and Transmission control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) communication models are configured 4.2 Differences and commonalities between the OSI and TCP/IP models for a communication network are described 4.3 OSI Layer 1 standards and types of communication channels are described 4.4 OSI Layer 2 Protocols, standards and addressing (MAC addresses) for both LANs and WANs are described 4.5 IPv4 and IPv6 addressing schemes are configured 4.6 Function and operation of OSI Layer 3 Routed and Routing addressing protocols are described 4.7 Packet encapsulation and de-capsulation concepts are described 4.8 Function and operation of OSI Layer 4 Protocols are configured 4.9 Function and operation of OSI Layer 5 to 7 protocols and networking applications are described   5   Configure IP addressing schemes 5.1 Sub-netting an IPv4 and IPv6 network is applied 5.2 Configuring IPv4 and IPv6 communication network addresses for a workstation is performed


Teaching Schedule

 Week no Topics Covered Elements
 1-2

Lectures 

Chapter 1  How Networks Work? 
Chapter 2  Networks in Our Daily Lives

Labs

1.3.1.2 Lab - Building a Simple Network
1.3.2.4 Lab - Tracing Internet Connectivity
2.1.2.5 Lab - Determining the IP Address Configuration of a Computer

Quizzes

Chapter 1 and 2

 
 3-4 

Lectures 

Chapter 3 Communicating on a Local Network

Labs

3.2.2.4 Lab - Determine the MAC Address of a Host
3.4.3.5 Lab - Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)
3.4.4.3 Lab - IP Addresses and Network Communications
3.5.2.4 Packet Tracer - Learn to use Packet Tracer

Quizzes

Chapter 3
 
 5-6 

Lectures 

Chapter 4: Network Addressing

Labs

4.1.1.2 Packet Tracer - Connecting to a Web Server
4.3.3.3 Packet Tracer - Configure DHCP on a Wireless Router
4.1.4.4 Lab - Using Windows Calculator for Binary Conversions

Quizzes

Chapter 4
 
 7-8 

Lectures 

Chapter 5 Providing Network Services

Labs

5.1.2.3 Packet Tracer - The Client Interaction
5.3.2.2 Packet Tracer - Observing Web Requests
5.3.1.3 Lab - Observing DNS Name Resolution

Quizzes

Chapter 5
 
 9-10 

Lectures 

Chapter 6 Building a Home Network
Chapter 7 Network Security 

Labs

6.5.3.2 Packet Tracer - Configure Basic Wireless Security
8.1.2.4 Packet Tracer - Connect to a Switch via the Console Port
8.3.2.5 Packet Tracer - Navigating the IOS
8.4.1.3 Packet Tracer - Using the Cisco IOS Show Commands

Quizzes

Chapter 6 and 7
 
 11-12 

Lectures 

Chapter 8 Configuring Cisco Devices 

Labs

8.5.1.3 Packet Tracer - Implementing Basic Connectivity
8.5.2.4 Packet Tracer - Configure Initial Router Settings
8.5.3.5 Packet Tracer - Configuring SSH

Quizzes

Chapter 8
 
 13-14 

Lectures 

Chapter 9: Testing and Troubleshooting

Labs


9.2.2.2 Packet Tracer - Using the ipconfig command
9.2.3.3 Packet Tracer - Using the Ping Command
9.3.3.3 Packet Tracer - Troubleshooting a Wireless Connection
9.5.1.2 Packet Tracer - Putting it All Together

Quizzes

Chapter 9
 
15-16Lab Test  
17-18Final exam  

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Overview of Assessment

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package. Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course. To successfully complete this course, you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks:

Assessment 1:Lab Test

Assessment 2: Final Test

 

These tasks assess the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element/Performance Criteria Covered

Lab Test

Final Test

1.1

         X

 X

1.2

         X

1.3

         X

1.4

         X

2.1X

         X

2.2

   X 

2.3

 X 

2.4

2.5

2.6

2.7

2.8

 X

2.9

3.1

3.2

3.3

3.4

4.1

X

4.2

 X

4.3

4.4

4.5

4.6

4.7

4.8

4.9

5.1

5.2

XX


Assessment Tasks

The assessments are conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package. Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor.

  • Final Exam 
  • Practical Exam 

Note:

Practical Exam will cover all performance criteria to achieve competency in this assessment.

In final exam, student must answer half of the questions correctly to achieve competency and score above will be graded according to following  

CHD - Competent with High Distinction
CDI - Competent with Distinction
CC - Competent with Credit


Assessment Matrix

Course Overview: Access Course Overview