The University of Western Australia
Computer Science and Software Engineering

Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering

CITS3002 Computer Networks

Moving to Online Teaching

Following UWA's decision to move all non-essential face-to-face teaching to an online format, we're making changes to the presentation and assessment of CITS3002.

In preparation for participating in online lectures and laboratory sessions, please download the Zoom virtual meeting software for your desktop or laptop computer, or your mobile device. We will also continue to use our help3002 help forum for official announcements, questions, answers, and discussion.

Our Zoom URLs

Lecture recordings available on Wednesdays Will be pre-recorded, no live streaming
Monday Laboratories, 11am-3pm
Friday Laboratories, 12pm-4pm
Consultation (Office) hours, Wed 3pm-5pm

Weekly Lectures

Lecture sessions will be pre-recorded, and will be available via LMS under "Lecture Recordings" (unchanged).

Weekly laboratory sessions

The computing laboratories in the CSSE building are now CLOSED.

The weekly laboratory sessions, at 12noon-4pm Fridays and 11am-3pm Mondays will continue, but will be using Zoom, with either myself of Daniel Cowen on Zoom to answer your questions. We will not be using CSSE Lab 2.03 until further notice.

Consultation times (Office hours)

My consultation times will continue as before - on 3pm-5pm Wednesdays. A Zoom channel has been created for these times. I will also be in my office, Rm 2.20 of the CSSE Building, or you may email for an appointment. Please include 'CITS3002' in your email's Subject line.

Mid-semester test

The mid-semester test, previously scheduled for Wednesday 8th April, will not be held in its planned format. Its 20% contribution to the unit will be redistributed by adding 10% to both the programming project (now 40%) and the final examination (now 60%).

Mid-semester tests don't simply contribute to a unit's assessment. They also provide formative feedback as to how well you're keeping up with the unit's material. So we will be holding an optional mid-semester test, contributing 0% to your mark for the unit, but providing you with some formative feedback. Details to follow.

Mid-semester non-teaching period

There are now TWO non-teaching weeks: from Monday 6th April until Sunday 19th April.

Programming project

The programming project's contribution will be increased from 30% to 40%. No further details about the project are available yet. The project will be released in the first week after the non-teaching weeks, and will run for an additional week (now 5 weeks).

Final examination

The final examination will be held online. It is not yet known how the final examination will be conducted, or what its format will be.
The final exam's contribution will be increased from 50% to 60%. Details to follow.


Good luck, we're all going to need some.

Chris McDonald.
March 2020.

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