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Computer Networks (Manufacturing/Electrical Technology Module)

Programme Aims

To provide the learner with a broad knowledge of computer network protocols, networking technology and the application of local area networks. Having successfully completed this module the student will be able to:

  1. Describe and analyse network infrastructure such as cabling, interconnection equipment, network cards and connection architecture.
  2. Examine and explore the TCP/IP internet protocol suite.
  3. Review ethical and statute standards as they apply to enterprise networks including the data protection act.
  4. Explain and characterise the factors affecting data security and distinguish between external, internal, deliberate and accidental threats to stakeholders data in an enterprise network environment.
  5. Explain and characterise the factors affecting the scalability of networks and network operating systems.
  6. Employ suitable tools such as an editor and a mark-up language to implement a simple (non−interactive) web resource.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for participants wishing to take this module as a single subject, however these are not introductory level modules and some familiarity with the area as well as a level of independent study would be expected for exam success. Participants taking this module as part of the Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing Technology or the Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Technology must meet the entry requirements outlined on the relevant course pages.


Each taught module has a programme of continuous assessment worth 50% and a final exam worth 50%. It is necessary to pass both elements to achieve an award in the module.


12 weeks, 3 hours per week

Wednesday from 7.00pm to 10.00pm

Commencing Wednesday 30th January 2019



Students not registered on the Degree may, upon request, receive an LIT Subject Certificate (Level 7, 5 Credits) on successful completion of the module. Students registered for the Degree will receive ECTS credits for each group of modules successfully completed. Accumulation of 60 credits will lead to the Degree Award.

Note: This module may be completed as a stand-alone course, or it may be completed by eligible participants for credit towards the award of Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing Technology (Level 7) or Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Technology (Level 7).


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