Dr. Jason But - Teaching Portfolio
This page covers the different Units I am responsible for teaching and have
taught in the past. Student Feedback for each of
these Units is also available.
HET306 - Unix for Telecommunications (2006-, Swinburne University)
||Unix for Telecommunications
||Download current Unit outline
||This is a new Unit (as of TP4 2006) being taught at Swinburne University.
The primary aims of the Unit are to introduce students to a computer
Operating System environment other than Windows (namely Unix) and to show
how to use Unix based systems in deploying Networked applications over the
Internet. The Unit uses practical configuration of real Unix systems with
network services as the primary learning tool.
- 2 hours per week for presentation of teaching material. Material is
presented in an interactive manner using live demonstrations and
configuration of working - networked - Unix systems.
- 1 hour per week. Brainstorming and Case Study presentation sessions
exploring the use of Unix in solving/developing solutions to telecommunications
- 2 hours per week. Students are allocated a number of (networked) Unix
hosts for the duration of the semester. Laboratory sessions involve
configuring and using these Unix hosts.
- A larger problem is presented to students who are expected to use
the skills they have learnt throughout the semester and their
allocated Unix hosts to solve the problem.
||This Unit uses RULE to provide students with virtual Unix
hosts for the duration of the semester
HET104/706 - LAN Priciples (2006-, Swinburne University)
HET706 is the Post-graduate sister Unit to HET104 which includes the
same teaching material. The course finder link for this unit is Networks and Routing
||Download current HET104 and
HET706 Unit outlines
||This is an introductory level Computer Networking Unit available to both
Undergraduate and Masters (by Coursework) students at Swinburne. The Unit
involves teaching of network fundamentals as well as practical learning
experiences in building networks and configuring network equipment. The
Unit prepares students to undertake the external Cisco
certification exam for CCNA Levels 1 and 2. As such, the Unit curriculum
is set by Cisco.
- 1 hours per week. The mandated curriculum covers a large amount of
content. The lectures are used to present the most important - and
difficult to comprehend - portions of that content. Students are
expected to cover the remaining content using self-study
- 1 hour per week. Use to sit online test sessions under the
Cisco NetAcademy online
- 3 hours per week. Used partially as tutorial sessions to cover work
presented during the Lectures but mainly to give students practical
experience on network equipment
- Both written and practical to assess students on their formal knowledge
as well as their practical skills in building and configuring a
Past Teaching Experience
My current position as Lecturer at Swinburne University is not my first teaching
position, prior to starting at Swinburne I have performed some teaching duties while
employed as a Research Fellow at Monash University and also as a Casual Lecturer
while at the same University
Network Modelling (2004, Monash University)
This final year Undergraduate subject covered different network modelling techniques.
Course content is highly theoretical in developing simulations of different computer
Computer Architecture (2003, Monash University)
This second year Undergraduate subject is primarily concerned with teaching students
the procedures used to design and build CPUs within a Computer and focussed on
building up a CPU from basic components. Students are also asked to build software
based versions of their designs to demonstrate that they understand the inner workings
Software Engineering for Telecommunications (1999 - 2002, Monash University)
This final year Undergraduate (and Masters by Coursework) subject was used to teach
students the specific techniques they would need to develop and build software systems
to implement solutions to telecommunications and networked based problems. The
primary aim of this subject is to teach students techniques that could be deployed in
their professional (post-Univeristy) life.