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SEE312 - Industrial 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:

Pubudu Pathirana


SEE216 or SEE202



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 2 x 1 hour classes per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week, 3 x 1 hour practicals per trimester. Students must attend and participate in practical activities for this unit at scheduled sessions on multiple days during the trimester.

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


The unit provides an understanding in the basic principles of data communications and computer networking. The fundamental importance concerning the technology and architecture of this field, as well as the state-of-the-art technology, will be examined in-depth. The unit will address the TCP/IP network model with an emphasis on layers, computer communications architecture, data encoding, error detection and correction, medium access control, local and wide area networks, bridging and routing, congestion control, node-to-node communications and end-to-end protocols. Introduction to emerging high-speed technologies, such as ATM and TCP/IP suite of protocols that are used on the Internet will also be studied.


Assignment work 40%, (assignment 1 - 10%, assignment 2 - 10%, laboratory report - 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.

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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