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