Short Title:IT Network Management
Full Title:IT Network Management
Module Code:NETW H2006
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Electricity and energy
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Author:Michael Craig
Module Description:This module aims to equip the student with the skills necessary understand various different network topologies and protocols which are encountered in the industrial environment. The students are also familiarised with hardware elements of a typical network system such as cabling, nodes, sensors, network devices and interfaces.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe the construction a basic Local Area Network.
LO2 Define key network configurations.
LO3 Describe the concept of Network Protocols.
LO4 Describe basic network components and their functions and uses in relation to the specific network.
LO5 Demonstrate typical industrial networking protocols
LO6 Describe the key principles of wireless communications
LO7 Assemble the essential elements of a SCADA system

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment Describe cable tracing, cable layout, interfacing devices and standards. 1,3,4,5 7.50 Week 10
Continuous Assessment Describe the constructionof a Local Area Network for an office environment. 2,4,5 7.50 Week 2
Continuous Assessment Termination techniques for the different interfaces 2,4,5 7.50 Week 3
Practical/Skills Evaluation Operating a Wireless sensor Network 2,3,4,5,6,7 7.50 Week 12
Continuous Assessment Simulate a SCADA control and feedback system using software tools. 2,4,5 10.00 Week 7
Continuous Assessment Hardware interface to a PLC module 4,5,7 5.00 Week 8
Continuous Assessment Using the CAN Bus 2,3,4,5 5.00 Week 9
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 2,3,4,5,6,7 50.00 End-of-Semester

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class work 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Laboratories Practical Laboratory Work 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Time Outside of Class 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture class work 1.50 Every Week 1.50
Laboratories Practical Work 2.00 Every Second Week 1.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 2.50
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.50

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Mark Dye, Rick McDonald, Antoon Rufi,, Network Fundamentals, CCNA Exploration Companion Guide [ISBN: 978-1-58713-208-7]
  • N.P. Mahalik (Editor) 2003, Fieldbus Technology, 1st Ed., Springer USA [ISBN: 978-3-540-40183-4]
  • edited by Richard Zurawski 2005, The industrial communication technology handbook, 2nd Ed., CRC Press USA [ISBN: 0849330777]
  • Alexander Clemm 2007, Network management fundamentals, 1st Ed., Cisco Press Indianapolis, Ind. [ISBN: 1-58720-137-2]
Recommended Book Resources
  • Buddy Shipley 2004, Installer's guide to local area networks, Thomson Delmar Learning Clifton Park, NY [ISBN: 0766833747]
  • David Bailey, Edwin Wright, Practical SCADA for industry, Elsevier UK [ISBN: 978-0-750-658058]
  • Holger Karl, Andreas Willig 2005, Protocols and architectures for wireless sensor networks, 1st Ed., Wiley Hoboken, NJ [ISBN: 978-0-470-09510-2]
  • C. S. Raghavendra, Krishna M. Sivalingam, Taieb F. Znati, 2004, Wireless Sensor Networks, 1st Ed., Springer [ISBN: 978-1-4020-7883-5]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • 2009The Industrial Ethernet, IEB Media GBr

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_EAEEE_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Sustainable Energy Engineering 3 Mandatory
TA_EAEEE_D Bachelor of Engineering in Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering 3 Mandatory