Course Title: Enterprise and Cloud Networks

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Enterprise and Cloud Networks

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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Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

EEET2292

City Campus

Undergraduate

125H Electrical & Computer Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

EEET2292

City Campus

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 1 2022

EEET2293

City Campus

Postgraduate

125H Electrical & Computer Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

EEET2293

City Campus

Postgraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 1 2022

EEET2586

RMIT University Vietnam

Undergraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Viet1 2021

Course Coordinator: A/Prof Mark A Gregory

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3243

Course Coordinator Email: mark.gregory@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 10.08.16

Course Coordinator Availability: Email for appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This is an introductory course. A general knowledge of the Internet, Internet Protocol and general networking concepts would be beneficial.


Course Description

The course provides you with a detailed understanding of enterprise and cloud networks, their design and operation. The course introduces software defined networking using examples and hands-on activities with software defined network enabled switches and simulators.

Virtualisation is introduced so that students learn how hardware is being used on demand for different software, application and networking solutions. Discussion and workshop activities are included on how future networks are being reshaped by the use of virtualisation and software defined networking. The focus on enterprise and cloud networks reflects the substantial changes occurring within the industry and provides participants with important knowledge on key activities encountered within the industry.

This course includes a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience. WIL activities include simulations and projects using industry technology, equipment and processes.

Please note that if you take this course for a bachelor honours program, your overall mark in this course will be one of the course marks that will be used to calculate the weighted average mark (WAM) that will determine your award level. (This applies to students who commence enrolment in a bachelor honours program from 1 January 2016 onwards. See the WAM information web page for more information.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course develops the following Program Learning Outcomes for BH072 Bachelor of Engineering (Computer and Network Engineering) (Honours):

1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.
2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.
2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources

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

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:

  1. Describe enterprise and cloud networks.
  2. Describe campus and data centre networks.
  3. Describe the use of virtualisation and software defined networking within enterprise and cloud networks.
  4. Configure virtualisation and software defined network systems within a laboratory context.


Overview of Learning Activities

Lecturer directed workshops will include discussion and activities related to learning about enterprise and cloud networks including virtualisation and software defined networking and other systems and equipment in campus networks and data centres. Laboratory sessions will involve learning and extensive configuration and interaction with network devices and other equipment which is part of the network infrastructure used in enterprise and cloud networks.


Overview of Learning Resources

The course learning resources include material that will be utilised in workshops and laboratories. You will be able to access the learning material online and to prepare for sessions by reading the learning material and by carrying out research using the RMIT library resources.


Overview of Assessment

This course has no hurdle requirements.

Assessment consists of activities and quizzes carried out in workshop, tutorial and laboratory sessions. The course assessment includes a final assessment.
The assessment and learning outcomes for this course equivalent across all locations and modes of delivery.


Assessment tasks

Assessment Task 1: Workshop activities and quizzes
Weighting: 25%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1,2,3,4
Feedback is provided to students after every activity and includes how the assessment was carried out, marks allocated, and answers.

Assessment Task 2: Laboratory activities and quizzes
Weighting: 25%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1,2,3,4
Feedback is provided to students after every activity and includes how the assessment was carried out, marks allocated, and answers.

Assessment Task 3: Project
Weighting: 30%
This assessment supports CLOs 1,2,3,4
Feedback is provided to students during week 12 and marks allocated are provided in week 14.

Assessment Task 4: Final Assessment
Weighting: 20%
This assessment supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4
Feedback is provided during week 14.