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SEE312 - Data Communication

Unit details

Year

2017 unit information

Offering information:

2018: SEE312 will only be offered in Trimester 1 from 2018

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

Pubudu Pathirana

Prerequisite:

SEE216 or SEE202

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

SIT202

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.

Content

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.

Assessment

Quizzes (2 x 10% each) 20%, 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 a mark of at least 40% in the laboratory work.

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