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Data communications and networks (4 points)


Leader: P Granville

Caulfield First semester 2003 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2003 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2004 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Basic concepts: analog and digital signals, modulation techniques, multiplexing techniques, noise and distortion, the information transfer rate, synchronisation, network architectures and the OSI reference model, goals of the OSI model, layered protocols, service primitives. The physical layer and transmission media: conducted media, radiated media, RS-232C, RS-449, transmission protocols, protocol objectives, functional components. Principle of network analysis and design, business factors behind networks, queuing theory.

Assessment: Examination: 50% (2 Hours) + Assignments: 50%

Contact Hours: 2 hours per week

Prerequisites: COT1140, CSE1201, COT1800 or equivalent

Prohibitions: BUS2062, CFR2001, CFR3313, COT2001, COT2004, CSC3182, CSE2318, CSE3318, RDT2841, RDT3522, RDT3662

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