Course Title: Industrial Network Technologies

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Industrial Network Technologies

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Coordinator: Program Manager

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: RMIT City Campus

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This unit aims to develop skills and knowledge required to analyse network technologies to install and configure a basic industrial network for manufacturing, energy distribution, smart buildings and engineering applications.

It includes the ability to differentiate physical and cloud computing concepts, describe key features of Network devices, protocols required to install and configure a basic network for engineering and manufacturing applications. troubleshooting techniques, Internet of Things (IoT), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). After the successful completion of this unit, the learner is expected to administer and support basic Industrial Network.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following program learning outcomes:

1.2.Procedural level understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the practice area.
1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the practice area.

2.1. Application of established technical and practical methods to the solution of well-defined engineering problems.
2.2. Application of technical and practical techniques, tools and resources to well defined engineering problems.

3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
3.3 Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.

On completion of this course you should be able to:

1. Describe the basic operation of the protocols operating at different layers of the OSI and TCP/IP models.
2. Identify network devices and transmission media required to set up a network for industrial manufacturing, energy distribution and smart buildings.
3. Configure appropriate IP addresses to setup a LAN / WLAN / WAN.
4. Describe and differentiate physical and cloud network infrastructure.
5. Describe wireless and mobile communication technologies.
6. Configure and troubleshoot a small industrial network.
7. Design an IIoT solution as per operational needs of business/enterprise.

Overview of Learning Activities

The learning activities included in this course are:
• attendance at lectures where syllabus material will be presented and explained, and the subject will be illustrated with demonstrations and examples.
• completion of tutorial questions, laboratory exercises and control system projects designed to give further practice in the application of theory and procedures, and to give feedback on student progress and understanding.
• completion of written and practical assignments consisting of control programming problems and process control techniques which requiring an integrated understanding of the subject matter.
• private study, working through the course as presented in classes and learning materials, and gaining practice at solving conceptual and numerical problems.

Overview of Learning Resources

You will be able to access course information and learning materials through the course CANVAS. Your course CANVAS will give you access to important course-related information such as announcements, staff contact details, online lecture notes and exercises, tutorials, assignment, and other learning resources. Access to CANVAS will be instructed in detail during the course introduction session. Lists of relevant reference books at RMIT libraries will be available as well.
You are advised to check your student e-mail account daily for important announcements.

Overview of Assessment

☒ This course has no hurdle requirements.

All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching).


Assessment 1:  Quizzes

Weighting towards final grade (%):20

this task assesses the following course learning outcomes:

PLO 1.2,1.5, 3.2

CLO 1,2,3,4,5,6

Assessment 2: Practical

Weighting towards final grade (%):40

this task assesses the following course learning outcomes:

PLO 2.1, 2.2. 3.2

CLO 2,3,6

Assessment 3: Assignment

Weighting towards final grade (%):40

this task assesses the following course learning outcomes:

PLO 2.1, 2.2, 3.2, 3.3

CLO 2,3,6,7