ITE532 Containers and Virtualisation (8)

This subject focuses on container virtualization using open-source technologies that automate the deployment of applications. Students of the subject will create and run their own custom container environment, from the base operating system through to the entire container platform. Students will also study the appropriate use of different container types and how to apply them in a business context.


Session 3 (90)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ITE532. 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

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to install and configure a container engine;
  • be able to determine the appropriate use of different container types and/or virtual machines;
  • be able to build and maintain a container for a custom application;
  • be able to design a secure container environment;
  • be able to configure networking between containers;
  • be able to design and manage a cluster of containers; and
  • be able to apply containers to business workflows.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Container fundamentals
  • Containers versus virtual machines
  • Different container technologies
  • Configuring a container engine
  • Container virtual networking
  • Container orchestration and clustering
  • Images and containers
  • Working with remote repositories
  • Security and isolation
  • Troubleshooting
  • Monitoring and alerting
  • Controlling running containers
  • Containers in a business context

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ITE532 in Session 3 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 %
Build your lab environment
Hands on lab exercises 1
Hands-on lab exercises 2
Case study

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.