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 MICT925
Subject Name Strategic Network Design
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites None.
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions ISIT925
Equivalence IACT924
Assessment Group seminar 10% Milestone activities 20% Essay 10% Major Project 20% Final exam 40%
General Subject Yes.
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 Spring  (24-07-2017 to 16-11-2017)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 2 hour lecture and 1 hour tut
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
William Tibben
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
William Tibben
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-08-2017

Subject Description
The subject investigates the design and implementation of a strategic network plan. Topics to be covered include (1) The Need for Planning and the Planning Process: planning teams, strategic planning, the network plan, risk analysis and implementation planning. (2) The Design Process: design teams, requirements capture and specification, translating specifications into architectures, topographies and then design criteria (3) The Implementation Process: design traceability, evaluating plans and managing implementation teams.


Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Apply the principles of strategic network planning and design.
2. Evaluate networks as a critical and strategic aspect to business success.
3. Devise design traceability and other forms of documentation to support communication with stakeholders, risk analysis, quality review and change control procedures;.
4. Synthesize people and technology management techniques to enable effective leadership of the design and implementation processes.


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