COMMUNICATION NETWORKS

ELE4NET

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students study network architecture (the OSI 7 layer model and TCP/IP protocol architecture), serial communication standards, termination of signal lines, the data link layer (HDLC and LAPB), the network or packet layer in X.25, routing techniques in computer communication networks, least cost algorithms for routing, flow control, error control, local area networks and wide area networks.

SchoolEngineering and Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSong Wang

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites ELE3CMN or ELE5FCM or Admission into SMTNE or SMELE or LMEM

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Data and computer communications

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorStallings, W

Year2011

Edition/Volume9TH EDN

PublisherPRENTICE HALL

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Describe various layers within network architectures
02. Describe serial communication standards and peer-to-peer communications
03. Explain fundamental principles and measure performance requirements in protocol and network design
04. Explain routing algorithms and important protocols
05. Describe various types of WANs and LANs
06. Evaluate and analyse different network topologies and routing configurations

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSong Wang

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 32 - 43
One 2.00 h laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
Max class size increased to 50

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
Max class size increased to 100

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

laboratory work

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2, SILO4, SILO6

one 2-hour examinationHurdle requirement: To pass the subject, a minimum 40% mark in the examination is mandatory.

N/AN/AN/AYes60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Assignments

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5