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SEE412 - Data Communication

Unit details


2016 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

GM Shafiullah


SEE312 or SIT202



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 1 hour class per week, 2 hours laboratory and project work per week.  Compulsory campus attendance requirement for all students either at scheduled sessions on multiple days during the trimester.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin. Students must attend and participate in mandatory activities at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus on the particular scheduled day during the trimester intensive week.


Topics addressed in this unit include: Introduction to industrial communication, industrial network ring, manufacturing message specification (MMS), industrial programmable device networks, manufacturing automation protocol (MAP), MAP system architecture, Fieldbus technology, Classes of fieldbus devices, Profibus technology, Foundation Fieldbus technology, Lonwork system for building automation, Controller Area Network (CAN) system for automotive industry.


Assignment work 20%, project presentation 20%, examination 60%.  To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve an overall mark of at least 40% in the examination and compulsory attendance is required by all students to unit-specific activities at Waurn Ponds (Geelong). These unit-specific activities may be undertaken either at scheduled sessions on multiple days during the trimester or during a single day of unit-specific activities scheduled during the trimester intensive week.

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