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Internet Engineering (ELEN90006)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeELEN90006
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date


This subject develops the professional value of students through building knowledge, skill, and confidence in the area of Internet Engineering. Students will develop their skills of analysing and documenting customer requirements, evaluating a range of technologies, and developing an integrated solution.


Topics include:

  • Packet transmission and switching; information transmission at Layer 1 and Layer 2;
  • Internet Protocol Suite – both current practice and emerging technologies;
  • The operation of applications including Domain Name System, World Wide Web, file transfer, email, video, voice, ecommerce, Web2.0 and P2P;
  • The ability of current (and likely future) Internet technologies to deliver satisfactory customer solutions with respect to Management, Performance, and Security;
  • Design of services to meet Performance and Security requirements, as well as management to address operational problems.

Intended learning outcomes


Having completed this subject it is expected that the student be able to:

  1. Analyse and document customer requirements
  2. Evaluate technologies relative to customer requirements
  3. Apply professional knowledge and skills to solve problems
  4. Develop, in outline, an engineering solution that delivers value to customers

Generic skills

On completion of this subject, the students should have developed the following skills:

  • Problem solving and analytical skills;
  • Critical and creative thinking, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning;
  • Sense of intellectual curiosity;
  • Ability to interpret data and research results;
  • Ability to learn in a range of ways, including through information and communication technologies;
  • Capacity to confront unfamiliar problems;
  • Ability to evaluate and synthesise the research and professional literature;
  • Ability to develop models of practical applications and evaluate their performance by rigorous analytical means.

Last updated: 22 August 2019