SEE312 - Data Communication


2024 unit information

Offering information:

Available at the Burwood (Melbourne) campus from 2026

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

SEE216 or SEE202

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: SIT202
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 1 hour seminar per week, 3 x 1 hour practical experiences (laboratories) per trimester.

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and collaborative learning including a 1 x 1 hour seminar per week. Students are required to attend and participate in practical experiences (laboratories) at the Waurn Ponds (Geelong) Campus for the scheduled sessions during the trimester intensive activities as detailed in the unit site.


The unit provides an understanding in the basic principles of data communications and computer networking. The fundamental aspects underpinning the core developments in state of the art technologies, operational philosophies and hierarchical architectures in this field of modern computer networks and internetworking, will be examined in detail. In particular, the unit will cover the TCP/IP protocol suite with an emphasis on layers architecture, transmission mediums, data encoding, error detection and correction, medium access control, local and wide area networks as well as ATMS, Cellular Wireless Networks, bridges and routing technologies, node-to-node communications and end-to-end protocols.

Hurdle requirement

To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve an overall mark of at least 30% in the End-of-Unit Assessment.

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