Subject Descriptions - Subject Information


Calendar: 2017 Postgraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
Department: School of Computing and Information Technology


Subject Information
Subject Code ISIT918
Subject Name Strategic Network Management
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites None.
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence IACT918
Assessment Major Project 40% Seminar presentation 10% Tutorial paper 10% Final Examination 40%
General Subject No.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts  
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information Students should use the SMP OnLine Tutorial System (via SOLS) to enrol in tutorial/laboratory groups for this subject. Once enrolments are open a link to the subject will appear in Tutorial Enrolments.

Subject Availability
Session DXB PG Summer  (18-06-2017 to 08-08-2017)
Campus Dubai
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Quota 35
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours  
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Mohamed Watfa
Rahul Bijlani
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Muhammad Hadi
William Tibben
Instance Comment  
Census Date 28-06-2017

Subject Description
The subject investigates the documentation and management of strategic networks. Topics to be covered include: 1. Network Requirements: a strategic network management perspective of informational, dimensional, functional, specification, configuration, integration, and service level requirements. 2. Managing the Network: influences on the network, management architectures and standards, performance management, fault management, disaster management, managing changes in a network, cost minimisation management 3. Corporate and Regulatory Requirements: management teams, operations and support, standards and protocols.


Extra Information
Subject Objectives:
A student who successfully completes this subject should be able to: 1. Explore the dimensions of strategic network management and the impacts of networks on businesses; 2. Understand the current status and future directions of the regulatory environment related to strategic network management; 3. Critically analyse and discuss strategic network management issues for organisations, network management protocols, management organisation, and service level management; 4. Explain and critically discuss the principles of network management protocols, management information and standards; 5. Develop documentation to support organisational requirements for strategic network management.

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