|Short Description:||Networks & Distributed Systems|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Sciences|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|ASCED code :||020113 - Networks and Communications|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
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 http://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/support/computing/hardware.
The course seeks to broaden students' knowledge of telecommunications and networking fundamentals, as well as to provide an in depth understanding of networking concepts and the importance of network communication in a business environment. This course requires students to analyse and present information in a manner that facilitates the process of decision making in the field of business and telecommunication. The course expands upon knowledge of distributed system models and concepts by examining existing and emerging network communication technologies such as cloud computing, virtualisations, wireless technologies, optical fibre networks. As part of the course participants are expected to combine networking fundamentals and distributed systems covered in the course to provide tailored business solutions.