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CIS3003 Networks and Distributed Systems

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business
School or Department : School of Information Systems

Other requisites

Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at <//>.


This course seeks to broaden the student's knowledge of telecommunications and networking fundamentals and to provide a greater depth of understanding of networking concepts and the importance of networking and communication in business environment. In addition, the student will expand upon their knowledge of distributed systems models and concepts by examining existing and newly emerging communication technologies. Finally, the student will be provided with the opportunity to combine their knowledge of networking fundamentals and distributed systems to provide tailored business solutions, analysis of emerging networking topics (such as cloud computing, virtualisations, wireless technologies, fiber networks and so on) for contemporary business problems.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2011 External
Semester 1, 2011 On-campus Toowoomba