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.


Session 3 (90)
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; and
  • be able to configure and justify switching and routing protocols.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Building a simple network
  • Ethernet Local Area Networks (LAN)
  • 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

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ITE526 in Session 1 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Lab exercises
Internetworking case study
Final exam

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.