Andrew P. Paplinski
Andrew P Paplinski
Welcome to FIT9020 Data Communications. This 6 point unit is core to those students undertaking MIT and MAIT degrees, who have not had prior exposure to data communications and networking. The unit has been designed to provide you with a good understanding of the technical side of working of local area networks on one hand, and the Internet on the other.
For on campus students, workload commitments are:
You will need to allocate up to 5 hours per week in some weeks, for use of a computer, including time for newsgroups/discussion groups.
Lectures will provide students with theory and demonstrations of the discussed concepts.
Tutorials will be used to study the practical aspects of the material presented in lectures.
For information on timetabling for on-campus classes please refer to MUTTS, http://mutts.monash.edu.au/MUTTS/
On-campus students should register for tutorials/laboratories using the Allocate+ system: http://allocate.its.monash.edu.au/
|Week||Date*||Topic||Study guide||Key dates|
|1||19/07/10||Introduction to data communications||LN1|
|4||09/08/10||Data Link Layer||LN4|
|5||16/08/10||Network and Transport Layers - part 1||LN5|
|6||23/08/10||Network and Transport Layers - part 2||LN6||Assignment 1 due|
|7||30/08/10||Local area network||LN7|
|8||06/09/10||Wireless Local Area Networks||LN8|
|9||13/09/10||Metropolitan and wide area networks||LN9|
|Mid semester break|
|11||04/10/10||The Internet||LN11||Assignment 2 due|
*Please note that these dates may only apply to Australian campuses of Monash University. Off-shore students need to check the dates with their unit leader.
Jerry FitzGerald and Alan Dennis, Business Data Communications and Networking, 10th Edition, Willey, 2009.
W. Stallings, Data and Computer Communications, 8th ed., Pearson, 2008.
Wireshark. Packet Analysis Software
Students studying off-campus are required to have the minimum system configuration specified by the Faculty as a condition of accepting admission, and regular Internet access.On-campus students, and those studying at supported study locations may use the facilities available in the computing labs.Information about computer use for students is available from the ITS Student Resource Guide in the Monash University Handbook.You will need to allocate up to 8 hours per week for use of a computer, including time for newsgroups/discussion groups.
Study resources we will provide for your study are:
To pass a unit which includes an examination as part of the assessment a student must obtain:
If a student does not achieve 40% or more in the unit examination or the unit non-examination total assessment, and the total mark for the unit is greater than 50% then a mark of no greater than 49-N will be recorded for the unit.To pass this unit a student must obtain an overall unit mark of 50% or more
Assignment coversheets are available via "Student Forms" on the Faculty website: http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/resources/student/forms/
You MUST submit a completed coversheet with all assignments, ensuring that the plagiarism declaration section is signed.
Assignment submission and return procedures, and assessment criteria will be specified with each assignment.
Assignment submission and preparation requirements will be detailed in each assignment specification. Submission must be made by the due date otherwise penalties will be enforced. You must negotiate any extensions formally with your campus unit leader via the in-semester special consideration process: http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/resources/student/equity/special-consideration.html.
The criteria used to assess submissions are:
The criteria used to assess submissions are:
Please make every effort to submit work by the due dates. It is your responsibility to structure your study program around assignment deadlines, family, work and other commitments. Factors such as normal work pressures, vacations, etc. are not regarded as appropriate reasons for granting extensions. Students are advised to NOT assume that granting of an extension is a matter of course.
Students requesting an extension for any assessment during semester (eg. Assignments, tests or presentations) are required to submit a Special Consideration application form (in-semester exam/assessment task), along with original copies of supporting documentation, directly to their lecturer within two working days before the assessment submission deadline. Lecturers will provide specific outcomes directly to students via email within 2 working days. The lecturer reserves the right to refuse late applications.
A copy of the email or other written communication of an extension must be attached to the assignment submission.
Refer to the Faculty Special consideration webpage or further details and to access application forms: http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/resources/student/equity/special-consideration.html
Students can expect assignments to be returned within two weeks of the submission date or after receipt, whichever is later.
Types of feedback you can expect to receive in this unit are:
Informal feedback on progress in labs/tutes
Graded assignments with comments
Solutions to tutes, labs and assignments
Please visit the following URL: http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/units/appendix.html for further information about: