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2013 Programmes
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Networks

NOTE: Where the 2013 requirements for a programme differ from those previously published, care will be taken to ensure existing students are not disadvantaged.

Computer networks are a fundamental infrastructure in a modern society. The uses and importance of computer networks continues to increase. These networks include the Internet and the many private networks, such as those operated by banks, government agencies and large retail organisations. While all computing graduates need a basic understanding of computer networks, the networks specialisation prepares students to take a major role in this dynamic and growing area. Students will gain an understanding of how computers communicate at a physical and logical level, the strengths and weaknesses of different communications protocols, the technologies underlying the Internet and the trends and future of computer networks. The specialisation includes both practical and theoretical aspects of computer networks.

Requirements

We list the Networks requirements in the form of a "degree planner". Where semesters are shown they refer to the 2013 schedule.



YEAR 1 – 120 POINTS
COMP103A
Introduction to Computer Science 1
COMP104B
Introduction to Computer Science 2
MATH102A/B
Introduction to Algebra
STAT121A†
Introduction to Statistical Methods

__________
or
STAT111B†
Statistics for Science
100 LEVEL*
(Science Paper)
100 LEVEL*
(Science Paper)
100 LEVEL*
(Science Paper)
100 LEVEL


YEAR 2 – 120 POINTS
COMP200A
Computer Systems

 
__________
 
COMP203A
Programming with Data Structures
COMP202B
Computer Communications

__________
 
COMP204B
Object Oriented Program Design
COMP235B
Logic and Computation
200 LEVEL
 
Recommended:
ENEL212A
Electronics for
Digital Systems
200 LEVEL 200 LEVEL


YEAR 3 – 120 POINTS
COMP301B
Operating Systems
COMP312A
Communications and Systems Software
COMP3ZZ
 
Recommended:
COMP311
(when available)
300 LEVEL 200 LEVEL 200 LEVEL

† BSc regulation 8 requires 105 points across at least four science subjects. STAT121 will help satisfy these requirements and is strongly recommended in its own right. It also helps students keep their options open for changing to another major with the Faculty if desired.

* BSc regulation 8 requires 105 points across at least four science subjects. These elective 100 level papers should be recognised Science papers, which are all papers offered by the Faculty of Science and Engineering, all COMP, STAT and MATH papers (except MATH168), and PHIL102, PSYC102 and PSYC103.

Elective papers may be replaced by papers at a higher level.

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