Foundations of Data Comm & the Internet (ELEC5740)


Students undertaking this unit should be familiar with fundamental digital technologies and representations such as bit complement and internal word representation. Students should also have a basic understanding of the physical properties of communication channels, techniques and limitations. Furthermore, students should be able to apply fundamental mathematical skills. The unit will cover the following specific material: Communication reference models (TCP/IP, ATM and OSI). Circuit switched and packet switched communication. Network node functions and building blocks. LAN, MAN and WAN technologies. ATM systems. Protocols fundamental mechanisms. The TCP/IP core protocols (IP, ICMP, DHCP, ARP, TCP, UDP etc.). Applications and protocols (FTP, Telnet, SMTP, HTTP etc.).

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2 hours of lectures, 2 hours tutorial per week. 2 hours of labs per fortnight.


Through semester assessment (40%), Final Exam (60%)

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NETS2150, NETS2009, ELEC4501, NETS2909, NETS3007, ELEC3506, NETS3907, ELEC3504

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