SEE312 - Data Communication


2023 unit information

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

SEE216 or SEE202



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Study commitment

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

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 1 hour seminar per week, 3 x 1 hour practical 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 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 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, Cellular Wireless 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.

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.

Unit Fee Information

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