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ELEC828 – Software Defined Networking

2017 – S1 Day

General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff Senior Lecturer
Robert Abbas
Contact via 1558
E6B ,Room 126
Tuesdays & Thursdays 2-4 PM
Rein Vesilo
Contact via 9133
E6B , Room 115
Credit points Credit points
4
Prerequisites Prerequisites
Admission to MEng
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description
This unit, Software Defined Networking (SDN) will develop Knowledge and Skills on most advanced concepts and technologies to automate the network configuration and management on big scale which will improve operational efficiency and reduce costs. That can be achieved by utilizing the distribution of network control, virtualization, Network Function ventilation (NFV) and cloud computing This unit introduces Network programmability, Virtual Machine, Virtualization, Network Function ventilation (NFV) and cloud computing the basic concepts and techniques of SDN and SDN architectures, data and control planes, SDN switches, virtualization, network operating systems, controller platforms, open flow Protocol, API, self-optimized networks (SON) , SDN 4G-5G mobile applications the unit includes practical work in Networking.

Important Academic Dates

Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at http://students.mq.edu.au/student_admin/enrolmentguide/academicdates/

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of SDN enabling technologies such as Network programmability and applications
  2. Model Network Virtualization and network function virtualization, concept and applications
  3. Demonstrate ability to analyse SDN fundamentals, Open flow Protocol, open Stack and SDN potential.
  4. Demonstrate ability to describe to model NFV -SDN Application in Data Centres- Cloud computing architecture.
  5. Demontrate competence to model and apply SDN Technology for mobile communication Networks and SDN Security

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Due
Class Tests , Week 4,7,10 45% Week 4,7,10
Project Research Paper 45% Week 13
Presentation 10% W12

Class Tests , Week 4,7,10

Due: Week 4,7,10
Weighting: 45%

Class Tests


This Assessment Task relates to the following Learning Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of SDN enabling technologies such as Network programmability and applications
  • Model Network Virtualization and network function virtualization, concept and applications
  • Demonstrate ability to analyse SDN fundamentals, Open flow Protocol, open Stack and SDN potential.
  • Demonstrate ability to describe to model NFV -SDN Application in Data Centres- Cloud computing architecture.
  • Demontrate competence to model and apply SDN Technology for mobile communication Networks and SDN Security

Project Research Paper

Due: Week 13
Weighting: 45%

Research paper  on an area of SDN and NFV. The task is to read a set of selected papers, and provide a critical review of the research area covered by those papers, as well as integrating the relevant material from the lectures. The review must be written as a review article in the format that would be submitted for publication in an IEEE Journal publication, with abstract, introduction, conclusions and references, as well as the main body of the paper. The report is due in week 13.


This Assessment Task relates to the following Learning Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of SDN enabling technologies such as Network programmability and applications
  • Model Network Virtualization and network function virtualization, concept and applications
  • Demonstrate ability to analyse SDN fundamentals, Open flow Protocol, open Stack and SDN potential.
  • Demonstrate ability to describe to model NFV -SDN Application in Data Centres- Cloud computing architecture.
  • Demontrate competence to model and apply SDN Technology for mobile communication Networks and SDN Security

Presentation

Due: W12
Weighting: 10%

Each student will give a 15 minute presentation on a SDN Topic or applications in week 12. 


This Assessment Task relates to the following Learning Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of SDN enabling technologies such as Network programmability and applications
  • Model Network Virtualization and network function virtualization, concept and applications
  • Demonstrate ability to analyse SDN fundamentals, Open flow Protocol, open Stack and SDN potential.
  • Demonstrate ability to describe to model NFV -SDN Application in Data Centres- Cloud computing architecture.
  • Demontrate competence to model and apply SDN Technology for mobile communication Networks and SDN Security

Delivery and Resources

The Unit delivery consists of interactive classes, Lectures, Research Project and research Presentation, quizzes class tests. It is the responsibility of the students to be active and focused  regularly, attend the lectures, study the subject resources, and answer the review questions .Students will Accumulate  the  knowledge through strategies such as quizzes, problem-solving, presentations, discussion or debates. Work related to SDN, NFV ,applications is performed by students in groups to encourage collaborative learning.

 

Policies and Procedures

Macquarie University policies and procedures are accessible from Policy Central. Students should be aware of the following policies in particular with regard to Learning and Teaching:

Academic Honesty Policy http://mq.edu.au/policy/docs/academic_honesty/policy.html

Assessment Policy http://mq.edu.au/policy/docs/assessment/policy_2016.html

Grade Appeal Policy http://mq.edu.au/policy/docs/gradeappeal/policy.html

Complaint Management Procedure for Students and Members of the Public http://www.mq.edu.au/policy/docs/complaint_management/procedure.html​

Disruption to Studies Policy http://www.mq.edu.au/policy/docs/disruption_studies/policy.html The Disruption to Studies Policy is effective from March 3 2014 and replaces the Special Consideration Policy.

In addition, a number of other policies can be found in the Learning and Teaching Category of Policy Central.

Student Code of Conduct

Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/support/student_conduct/

Results

Results shown in iLearn, or released directly by your Unit Convenor, are not confirmed as they are subject to final approval by the University. Once approved, final results will be sent to your student email address and will be made available in eStudent. For more information visit ask.mq.edu.au.

Student Support

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Student Enquiry Service

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Equity Support

Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Service who can provide appropriate help with any issues that arise during their studies.

IT Help

For help with University computer systems and technology, visit http://www.mq.edu.au/about_us/offices_and_units/information_technology/help/

When using the University's IT, you must adhere to the Acceptable Use of IT Resources Policy. The policy applies to all who connect to the MQ network including students.

Graduate Capabilities

PG - Critical, Analytical and Integrative Thinking

Our postgraduates will be capable of utilising and reflecting on prior knowledge and experience, of applying higher level critical thinking skills, and of integrating and synthesising learning and knowledge from a range of sources and environments. A characteristic of this form of thinking is the generation of new, professionally oriented knowledge through personal or group-based critique of practice and theory.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • Model Network Virtualization and network function virtualization, concept and applications
  • Demonstrate ability to analyse SDN fundamentals, Open flow Protocol, open Stack and SDN potential.
  • Demonstrate ability to describe to model NFV -SDN Application in Data Centres- Cloud computing architecture.
  • Demontrate competence to model and apply SDN Technology for mobile communication Networks and SDN Security

Assessment tasks

  • Class Tests , Week 4,7,10
  • Project Research Paper
  • Presentation

PG - Effective Communication

Our postgraduates will be able to communicate effectively and convey their views to different social, cultural, and professional audiences. They will be able to use a variety of technologically supported media to communicate with empathy using a range of written, spoken or visual formats.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of SDN enabling technologies such as Network programmability and applications
  • Demonstrate ability to describe to model NFV -SDN Application in Data Centres- Cloud computing architecture.
  • Demontrate competence to model and apply SDN Technology for mobile communication Networks and SDN Security

Assessment tasks

  • Project Research Paper
  • Presentation

PG - Discipline Knowledge and Skills

Our postgraduates will be able to demonstrate a significantly enhanced depth and breadth of knowledge, scholarly understanding, and specific subject content knowledge in their chosen fields.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of SDN enabling technologies such as Network programmability and applications
  • Model Network Virtualization and network function virtualization, concept and applications
  • Demonstrate ability to analyse SDN fundamentals, Open flow Protocol, open Stack and SDN potential.
  • Demonstrate ability to describe to model NFV -SDN Application in Data Centres- Cloud computing architecture.
  • Demontrate competence to model and apply SDN Technology for mobile communication Networks and SDN Security

Assessment tasks

  • Class Tests , Week 4,7,10
  • Presentation

PG - Research and Problem Solving Capability

Our postgraduates will be capable of systematic enquiry; able to use research skills to create new knowledge that can be applied to real world issues, or contribute to a field of study or practice to enhance society. They will be capable of creative questioning, problem finding and problem solving.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate ability to analyse SDN fundamentals, Open flow Protocol, open Stack and SDN potential.
  • Demonstrate ability to describe to model NFV -SDN Application in Data Centres- Cloud computing architecture.
  • Demontrate competence to model and apply SDN Technology for mobile communication Networks and SDN Security

Assessment tasks

  • Class Tests , Week 4,7,10
  • Project Research Paper
  • Presentation

PG - Engaged and Responsible, Active and Ethical Citizens

Our postgraduates will be ethically aware and capable of confident transformative action in relation to their professional responsibilities and the wider community. They will have a sense of connectedness with others and country and have a sense of mutual obligation. They will be able to appreciate the impact of their professional roles for social justice and inclusion related to national and global issues

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcome

  • Demontrate competence to model and apply SDN Technology for mobile communication Networks and SDN Security

Assessment tasks

  • Project Research Paper
  • Presentation

PG - Capable of Professional and Personal Judgment and Initiative

Our postgraduates will demonstrate a high standard of discernment and common sense in their professional and personal judgment. They will have the ability to make informed choices and decisions that reflect both the nature of their professional work and their personal perspectives.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate ability to analyse SDN fundamentals, Open flow Protocol, open Stack and SDN potential.
  • Demonstrate ability to describe to model NFV -SDN Application in Data Centres- Cloud computing architecture.
  • Demontrate competence to model and apply SDN Technology for mobile communication Networks and SDN Security

Assessment tasks

  • Project Research Paper
  • Presentation