Full Title:Network Design
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:NETW C7027
 
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Description:This module provides the student with a system-wide perspective on LAN/WAN design, with an emphasise analysis and techniques for ensuring scalability in networks. The student will be equipped to design enterprise networks that meet a customer’s requirements for functionality, capacity, performance, availability, scalability, affordability, security, and manageability.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Indentify a customer's needs and objectives
  2. Analyse both technical and business goals and contraints
  3. Characterise an existing network and its traffic
  4. Design a network topology and addressing scheme
  5. Select the most appropriate switching and routing protocols
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Business Goals and Constraints
Using a Top-Down Network Design Methodology, Changes in Enterprise Networks, Analyzing Business Constraints
Technical Goals
Scalability, Availability, Network Performance, Security, Manageability
Characterising the existing Network Infrastructure
Characterising Network Addressing and Naming, Characterising Wiring and Media, Analysing network availability and performance
Characterising Network Traffic
Characterising Traffic Flow, Charactersing traffic load and behaviour, Characterising Quality of Service Requirements
Designing a Network Topology
Hierarchical Network Design, Redundant Network Design Topologies, Fundamental VLAN Designs, Redundancy and Load Sharing in Wired LANs
Physical Network Design
Designing Models for Addressing and Numbering, Selecting Switching and Routing Protocols
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Essay This assignment is linked to the student's year long project. The object is based on specifying the requirements for their own practical project 1,2 10.00 0 0 Week 4 0
Class Test Mid Term written test or essay 1,2,3,4 20.00 0 0 Week 10 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

Part Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Class Test Mid Term Exam 1,2,3 30.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam End of semester exam 1,2,3,4,5 70.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 0
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Tutorial No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Directed Reading No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Study No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Directed Reading No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Study No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Priscilla Oppenheimer. 2010, Top-Down Network Design, 3rd Edition, 3 Ed., Cisco Press [ISBN: 1-58720-283-2]
  • James Mc Cabe 2007, Network Analysis, Architecture, and Design, Third Edition, 3 Ed. [ISBN: 0-08-054875-X]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_KCOMP_7 Bachelor of Science in Computing 5 Group Elective 3
DK_KCENW_7 Certificate in Computer Networking 1 Elective
DK_KCENW_7 Certificate in Computer Networking 2 Elective