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FIT4015 - Digital communications technology and protocols

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Information Technology


Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)


The first component of this unit looks at digital communication technologies such as: local area networks; metropolitan area networks; satellite networks; ISDN; modem techniques; digital networks. The second component covers protocols including: the structure, coordination and management of the Internet; Internet standards development process; Internet link layer protocols; IP (V4 and V6) and ICMP protocols; TCP and UDP; the Internet addressing structure, including domain naming and the DNS/LDAP systems and protocols; bridging systems and spanning-tree protocols; Internet packet routing techniques and protocols; mobile IP; Real Time Protocols; the major common applications.


Assignments: 40%; Examination (2 hours): 60%.

Contact hours

4 hours per week


CSE3821, CPE3004, ECE4411/5411, CSE4881, CSE4882, ECE4/5044