Course Title: Produce network/communication design

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5148

Course Title: Produce network/communication design

Portfolio: BUS

Nominal Hours: 30.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


650T TAFE Business

Face-to-Face or Internet

Course Contact: Munir Ahmad Saeed

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99251358

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit covers various issues involved in designing a network. Its salient features are designing a network, evaluate network traffic and finalise network design. In the light of user requirements, a physical network diagram is developed as a blueprint. Based on the number of terminals, protocols and network architecture, network traffic is estimated. The emerging traffic scenario ultimately leads to developing a performance profile of a given network design. A final network design takes shape from benchmarks and requirement reviews. This competency also covers various other pertinent aspects of network design. These aspects cover areas such as obtaining latest technical specifications and pricing from vendors, conducting support, and training.
This course is co-delivered with Install & Manage Complex Networks, Troubleshoot and Resolve Network Problems, Build Internet Infrastructure and Administer Network Peripherals competencies.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Install and Configure a Network ICAITI097B COSC5675C
Install Network Hardware to a Network ICAITS029B COSC5107C


Install & Manage Complex Networks ICAITI098B COSC5756C
Troubleshoot and Resolve Network Problems ICAITS122A COSC5757C
Build Internet Infrastructure ICAITI100B EEET6513C
Install & Manage Network Protocols ICAITI101B EEET 6637C
Administer Network Peripherals ICAITS121A COSC 5102C

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ICAITAD045B Produce network/communication design


Design Network 

Evaluate Network Traffic

Finalise Network Design

Learning Outcomes

See details under elements of competency.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including technical requirements documentation, homework and in class exercises, written tests, practical problem solving exercises and practical tests. Students are advised that they maybe be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.
As this course is based on a networking project there will be an assessment by the teacher and the group individuals of the group working as a team and the role played by the individual members

Final examination optional for RMIT grading purposes only