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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Nandita Bhattacharjee


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 this unit students will have -
A knowledge and understanding of:

  • a field of consolidated knowledge in digital communications;
  • the technology and development in the project topic area;
  • the concept of a significant individual task that involves research and innovation in digital communications;
  • standards and protocols for the topic area;
  • trends and developments in the topic area,
Have developed the ability to:
  • analyse some specific protocols and technologies in the topic area and their operations;
  • evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of particular technologies in specific topic area. Developed attitudes that enable them to:
  • appreciate the importance of carrying out a reasonably large piece of individual research, investigation and development and reporting under supervision;
  • appreciate the importance of report writing and its related skills.
Developed the skills to:
  • carry out an investigation into the selection and deployment of particular digital communicaitons technologies;
  • describe the characteristics of the key technologies in the topic area, and the role they play.
Demonstrated the communication and teamwork skills necessary to:
  • communicate information on one or more advanced topics in digital communications area in written and/or oral form;
  • work 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.

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Nandita Bhattacharjee

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 units.

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