This course will only be offered from 2021
This course introduces the layered approach to data communications over wired and wireless networks. It provides students with both the principles and practical experience in using network protocols to generate, exchange and decode data packets between communication devices.
Specific topics include:
- layered protocol architecture, OSI and TCP/IP models, circuit and packet switching, data packets and frames
- physical and data link layers for both wireline and wireless access technologies
- network layer addressing, routing and congestion control, IP
- transport layer quality of service control, TCP
- application layer functions.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Apply the OSI model and TCP/IP model to describe and analyse wired and wireless networks.
- Evaluate the performance of real-world local and wide-area networks.
- Identify and differentiate the common access technologies and types of data networks.
- Design, implement and analyse network protocols meeting quality of service requirements.
- Program network protocols to enable reliable end-to-end data communication.
- Apply research skills to develop deeper understanding of an emerging communication network technology beyond the scope of the lecture materials and critically analyse recent research outcomes.
- Assignments (20) [LO null]
- Laboratories and Project (20) [LO null]
- Mid-Term Exam (20) [LO null]
- Final Exam (40) [LO null]
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|4568||22 Feb 2021||01 Mar 2021||31 Mar 2021||28 May 2021||In Person||N/A|