Year
2020
Units
4.5
Contact
1 x 1-hour lecture weekly
1 x 2-hour workshop weekly
2 x 1-hour on-line lectures weekly
Enrolment not permitted
ENGR8762 has been successfully completed
Topic description
The topic introduces students to the fundamentals of computer networks and cybersecurity. With a focus on Internet protocols, the students will study the principles, standards, processes and technologies associated with computer networking and data communications, and the cybersecurity associated with these. This will include the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model, network protocols, network communication, network classifications, aspects of communications cybersecurity, vulnerabilities, threats, risk assessment, and legal and ethical issues.
Educational aims
This topic introduces students to the fundamental concepts of computer networks and cybersecurity including the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model, network protocols, network communication, network classifications, aspects of communications cybersecurity, vulnerabilities, threats, threat controls, risk assessment, and legal and ethical issues.
Expected learning outcomes
At the completion of this topic, students are expected to be able to:

  1. Explain the basic types of network architecture and protocols
  2. Discuss the role and importance of network communication models and standards
  3. Explain security issues in the context of computer networks
  4. Analyse and evaluate network communications vulnerabilities and threats and apply appropriate controls
  5. Explain the legal and ethical implications of security in the context of networks and networked communications