Submission of assessable work
For all your assignments, and for your professional life in the future, you are encouraged to
- set your personal deadline earlier than the official deadline
- keep backups of all your important files
- make sure that no-one else has access to your files or documents
Late work will not be accepted. Develop good working habits and manage your time well. If your contributions are seriously affected by illness or misadventure you do your utmost to submit a request for special consideration before the due date, do not email the unit convenor directly.
Due: Weekly (starting week 2) Weighting: 10%
The practical work in this unit makes up 10% of your mark. The practical work is divided up into ten weekly practical classes.
To receive your marks you must attend the practical section and demonstrate your completion of the practical exercises to your practical supervisor. Earning the marks will require not only successful completion of the exercises, but submission of appropriate documentation, as outlined in the question sheets. You must complete the practical session in the week it is allocated.
Each practical contributes 1% of your total mark for the unit.
Practical classess will commence during week 2 of the semester. Students must be enrolled in two practical classes: Practical_1 and Practical_2.
Practical_1 will utilise specialised networking equipment located in an specialised laboratory whereas Practical_2 will be conducted in a regular computing laboratory.
The student cohort has been divided into two streams:
Students in streams 1 though 15 will attend thier Practical_1 in weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 and Practical_2 in weeks 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13.
Students in streams 16 though 30 will attend thier Practical_1 in weeks 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 and Practical_2 in weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12.
Note that while the practical material is structured against the lecture material, you need to keep in mind that there will not always be a one to one mapping between the practical exercises and the lecture topics. This is because you need some practical sessions to get acquainted to new tools and devices thereby limiting the number of practical time slots available to experiment with technologies discussed in some lectures.
Assignment work must be written clearly, with good grammar, correct word usage, correct punctuation, and lack of spelling errors. Poor or bad expression will be penalised, Wherever required, all written work must be properly referenced and conform to standard stylistic conventions.
Due: Mid-semester break Weighting: 15%
The first assignment tests your understanding of local area networks, routing, and IP addressing.
Due: Week 12 Weighting: 15%
The second assignment tests your understanding of selected networking technologies.
Due: Attempt 1 (Weeks 3, 8, 10, and 13), Attempt 2 (Final exam period) Weighting: 60%
The module examinations ask students to answer conceptual questions about the course material as well as solve simple networking problems. Module exams are run in the first hour of the workshop in which the student is enrolled. Students may only attend module exams in workshops they are enrolled in. In the case a student cannot attend a module exam, a request for special consideration must be made. Students will be offered two attempts at each module exam, once during the teaching session and the second time during the final exam period. The student's best mark for each module is used in their final mark. A student's final mark for a module is the maximum mark they achieved in any of the student's attempt for that module.
If you receive special consideration for the final exam, a supplementary exam will be scheduled for a time in June 2021. By making a special consideration application for the final exam you are declaring yourself available to sit during the supplementary examination period and you will not be eligible for a second special consideration approval based on pre-existing commitments. Please ensure you are familiar with the policy prior to submitting an application. Approved applicants will receive an individual notification approximately one week prior to the exam with the exact date and time of the supplementary examination.