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FIT5008 - Digital communications project

12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Information Technology

Leader(s): Dr Nandita Bhattacharjee


Clayton First semester 2009 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2009 (Day)


The Digital Communications project requires a student to carry out a significant individual task in the Digital Communications field under academic supervision. The project can be conducted in a variety of topic areas, which may include: the design, development, prototype construction and testing of a significant protocol or device item in software or hardware an in-depth investigation and report of a relevant topic in information technology an in-depth investigation and report of an employment based topic with innovative and/or creative solutions. The project topic and summary must be approved by the project coordinator prior to its commencement.


At the completion of the unit students will be able to understand:

  1. a field of consolidated knowledge in digital communications;
  2. the technology and development in the project topic area;
  3. the concept of a significant individual task that involves research and innovation in digital communications.

On completion of the unit students will have knowledge of:
  1. standards and protocols for the topic area;
  2. trends and developments in the topic area.

On completion of the unit students will have the skills to:
  1. analyse some specific protocols and technologies in the topic area and their operations;
  2. evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of particular technologies in specific topic area.

Upon completion of this unit, students will have an appreciation of
  1. the importance of carrying out a reasonably large piece of individual research, investigation and development and reporting under supervision;
  2. the importance of report writing and its related skills.

Upon completion of this unit, students will have the ability to:
  1. carry out an investigation into the selection and deployment of particular digital communications technologies;
  2. describe the characteristics of the key technologies in the topic area, and the role they play.

Upon completion of this unit students will have gained experience in:
  1. communicating information on one or more advanced topics in digital communications area in written and/or oral form;
  2. working individually on one or more advanced topics in digital communications technology.


The project will be assessed mainly by the project supervisor and the result approved by the course coordinator.

Contact hours

Regular meetings with supervisor(s) over the course of the unit enrolment


At least four units from the list of specified electives for the Master of Digital Communications.


Other graduate project subjects.

Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at:

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