Faculty of Information Technology

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2012 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2012 (Day)


The unit will introduce students to fundamentals of data and computer communications method and techniques. It covers: ISO and TCP/IP layered protocols; physical layer concepts: data transmission methods, signal encoding and digital data communication techniques; data link control protocol, multiplexing methods; WAN and LAN networking fundamentals; internetworking and transport protocols.


At the completion of this unit students will:

  • understand layered ISO and TCP/IP protocols;
  • have knowledge of data transmision technology, signal encoding techniques and data link control protocols;
  • understand multiplexing methods and technologies;
  • understand the functions and architectures of LAN and WAN.


Examination (3 hours): 60%; In-semester assessment: 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Joarder Kamruzzaman

Contact hours

2 hrs lectures/wk, 2 hrs laboratories/wk




CSE9801, BUS3150, CSE2318, CSE3318, FIT1005

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