Course Title: Networking 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Networking 1

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities.

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences


Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016


City Campus


174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science


Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 2 2021


City Campus


520T Future Technologies


Sem 2 2022,
Sem 1 2023

Course Coordinator: Anar Haque

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4755

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: RMIT Building 57, Level 5 Room 36

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Basic computer literacy and basic internet experience are mandatory. Prior experience with computer hardware, binary maths, basic electronics and command line interfaces is desirable.

Course Description

This course introduces you to computer networking, particularly Local Area Networking. You will learn fundamental computer networking terms, concepts and components, IP address and subnetting.

You will develop skills in basic network configuration (wired and wireless), routing protocols (static, RIP v2 and RIPng), switched networks, security, and troubleshooting.
Pre-requisites, Co-requisites and Assumed Knowledge
Basic computer literacy and basic internet experience are mandatory. Prior experience with computer hardware, binary maths, basic electronics and command line interfaces is desirable.

This course includes a Work Integrated Learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for AD006 Associate Degree in Information Technology:
• Enabling Knowledge
• Critical Analysis
• Problem Solving
• Responsibility

On completion of this course you should be able to:
1. Analyse and explain operations of the OSI model in relation to Network Design
2. Calculate Subnetting schemes and implement IP v4 addressing
3. Configure & troubleshoot Ethernet Networks (wired and wireless) via Cisco CLI on Router and Switch platforms
4. Describe and apply Dynamic Routing, Static Routes and security technologies based on given Network design
5. Create Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs) and test inter-VLAN communication across a router
6. Optimise Network Devices to provide functionality for modern network systems

Overview of Learning Activities

The learning activities included in this course are:
• lectures where syllabus material will be presented and explained, and the subject will be illustrated with demonstrations and examples
• laboratory activities designed to give hands on experience in networking skills and to reinforce the lecture material
• using a network simulator that allows you to do tasks usually performed on a physical network
• on-line quizzes related to the skills and concepts previously learnt
• written assignments consisting of questions that test understanding of concepts encountered in lectures or in labs 
• private study, working through the course as presented in classes and learning materials, and so broadening and deepening their understanding of networking principles.

Overview of Learning Resources

You will make extensive use of computer laboratories and relevant software provided by the School. You will be able to access course information and learning materials through myRMIT and may be provided with copies of additional materials in class or via email. Lists of relevant reference texts, resources in the library and freely accessible Internet sites will be provided.

You will be enrolled in the Cisco Networking Academy Program and will therefore be able to access an extensive range of curriculum resources. These programs cover CLO1-6 of this course. Because of this, there is no recommended text book for this course.

The computer science subject guide is located at and can provide useful references to further augment your studies.

Overview of Assessment

This course has no hurdle requirements.

Assessment Task 1:  Test
Weighting towards final grade: 30% 
This assessment task supports CLO 1, 2, 3, 5

Assessment Task 2: Skills Lab
Weighting towards final grade: 20 % 
This assessment task supports CLOs 2, 4

Assessment Task 3: Project
Weighting towards final grade: 30% 
This assessment task supports CLOs 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Assessment Task 4: Final Test
Weighting towards final grade: 20% 
This assessment task supports CLOs 3, 4, 6