Networking Technology


This Networking Technology module introduces the fundamentals of networking technology, with emphasis on Industrial Ethernet and wireless network systems for industrial control applications. The module balances theory with practice, applying networking principles and techniques in practical laboratories.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Discuss current network technologies, applications and emerging trends for industrial and business applications.

  2. Describe the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP).

  3. Recognise and analyse Ethernet, Industrial Ethernet and wireless network architectures, devices and data.

  4. Select, configure and problem-solve networking elements in a practical application.

  5. Design, build and test a basic network in a practical application.

  6. Appreciate network management principles and challenges.

  7. Set up IP addresses on PLCs and HMIs.

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