SEE312 - Data Communication


2020 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (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

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

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

2 x 1 hours of class per week (recordings provided), 1 x 1 hour online seminar per week. Students may be required to attend and participate in practical activities over 3 hours in the intensive week (typically Week 6 to complete assessment task 3 – laboratory report).


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 40% in the examination.

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