FIT9135 - Data communications - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Information Technology

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Guido Tack

Unit guides

Offered

Caulfield

  • First semester 2018 (Evening)
  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)

Prohibitions

FIT9020, FIT5135

Synopsis

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.

Outcomes

At the completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. describe the underlying fundamental theories and models of transmitting data across a communication channel;
  2. identify and describe the concepts and theories of standard network protocols;
  3. describe the functions and architectures of LAN and WAN;
  4. evaluate several different design options and formulate a simple network design.

Assessment

Examination (2 hours): 50%; In-semester assessment: 50%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

  1. Contact hours for on-campus students:
    • Two hours of lectures
    • One 2-hour laboratory
  2. Additional requirements (all students):
    • A minimum of 8 hours independent study per week for completing lab and project work, private study and revision.

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