This unit introduces students to fundamentals of distributed networked environment. It provides knowledge of internetworking standards and understanding of the networking architecture, technology and operation.
2 hrs lectures/wk, 2 hrs laboratories/wk
Students will be expected to spend a total of 12 hours per week during semester on this unit as follows:
Off-campus students generally do not attend lecture and tutorial sessions. However, you should plan to spend equivalent time working through the relevant resources and participating in discussion groups each week.
BUS2062, BUS3150, CPE1007, CSE2004, CSE2318, CSE3318, CSE9801, GCO3812, FIT2008
Examination (2 hours): 50%; In-semester assessment: 50%
|Assessment Task||Value||Due Date|
|Assignment 1||15%||Monday 20 August 2012, 12pm|
|Assignment 2||20%||Monday 15 October 2012, 12pm|
|Hands-on Lab Practical||5%||During the tutorial/lab in Week 7 (between 3 - 7 September 2012)|
|Unit Test||10%||During the lecture in Week 8 (Week starting 10 September 2012)|
|Examination 1||50%||To be advised|
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Limited copies of prescribed texts are available for you to borrow in the library.
William Stallings. (2007 or 2011 (latest)). Data and Computer Communications. (8th or 9th (latest)) Prentice Hall.
|0||Students should register for tutorials||No formal assessment or activities are undertaken in week 0|
|1||Introduction to Data Communications|
|4||Signal Encoding 1|
|5||Signal Encoding 2||Assignment 1 due Monday 20 August 2012, 12pm|
|6||Digital Data Communication Techniques|
|7||Data Link Control Protocols||Hands-on Lab Practical Assessment during the tutorial/lab in Week 7|
|8||Multiplexing||Unit Test during lecture in Week 8|
|9||Local Area Networks|
|12||Internetworking and Transport Protocols||Assignment 2 due Monday 15 October 2012, 12pm|
|SWOT VAC||No formal assessment is undertaken in SWOT VAC|
|Examination period||LINK to Assessment Policy: http://policy.monash.edu.au/policy-bank/
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