COMP 7012 Network Management

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 300255

Coordinator Seyed Shahrestani Opens in new window

Description The performance of any modern organization is heavily dependent on their networked systems and how these systems are managed. The increasing demand for ICT services and the huge growth of the Internet have resulted in large heterogeneous networks. This unit addresses the issues relevant to management of such networks and the services that run on them. It covers the principles and current practices pertinent to integrated management of networks, systems, and services. The unit helps the students to understand relevant protocols, standards, and standards organizations. It also introduces them to trends and key research areas in management of networked systems.

School Computer, Data & Math Sciences

Discipline Information Systems

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Equivalent Subjects LGYA 9360 - Management of Networked Systems


Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate program.

Assumed Knowledge

Familiar with the fundamentals of computer networking and data communications.  In particular, a good understanding of the OSI model, the internet protocol suite and current internet technologies.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Describe network management functions and architecture
  2. Describe important standards and protocols for network and system management
  3. Describe various management functions and applications
  4. Explain important aspects of integrated management of services and applications
  5. Explain the role and functions of network management software and platforms
  6. Discuss the emerging trends in management of networked and distributed systems
  7. Explain key research issues in management of networked systems

Subject Content

Overview of Networking and Network Management
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and Related Standards
Common Management Information Protocol (CMIP) and Related Standards
Broadband Network Management
Telecommunications Network Management
Network Management systems
Network Management Applications
Web-Based Management
Research in Network Management


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Pop quizzes - Multiple choice or short answer quizzes based on the material covered to the point. Short quizzes during Lecture sessions. There will be 4 quizzes. Each quiz is worth 5% and will last a maximum of 10 minutes. 20 N Individual
Project or Case Study - Report and its Presentation Report 10 pages long 30 N Group
Final Exam Two hour, closed book written exam 50 N Individual

Teaching Periods