ITE526 Practical Internetworking (8)

This subject provides students with a knowledge of fundamental networking concepts and builds the capacity of students to design, evaluate and configure various network components and protocols. Students will also prepare for Cisco industry certification exams during this subject.

Subject Outlines
Current CSU students can view Subject Outlines for recent sessions. Please note that Subject Outlines and assessment tasks are updated each session.


Session 1 (30)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ITE526. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Computing and Mathematics

Enrolment Restrictions

Only available to students enrolled in IT Masters relevant courses.

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to summarise and demonstrate how computer networks function;
  • be able to design and critically evaluate switched LAN technology solutions to Ethernet networking issues;
  • be able to identify major components of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) reference model;
  • be able to propose solutions on how to extend the reach of a LAN using existing technologies;
  • be able to classify the appropriate WAN technology based on network requirements;
  • be able to categorise the functions of Wide Area Networks (WANs) and the major devices used in them;
  • be able to configure and justify encapsulation techniques and routing protocols.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Building a simple network
  • Ethernet Local Area Networks (LAN)
  • Wireless Local Area Networks
  • Exploring the functions of routing
  • Wide Area Networks
  • Network environment management and troubleshooting networks
  • Expanding switched network
  • Routing concepts
  • Access Control Lists
  • Address space management
  • LAN extensions


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.