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Data communications ( 6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL)


Leader: P Granville

Caulfield First semester 2005 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2005 (Day)

Synopsis: Signals and their control: analog and digital signals, codes, carrier modulation, switched and leased lines, message, circuit and packet switching, line control protocols, error control, network types and topologies. Hardware issues: terminals, modems, multiplexors, concentrators, line splitters, interfacing equipment, eg gateways, routers, bridges. Common carrier services. Standards and standards bodies. Security and reliability.

Assessment: Examination (2 hours): 50% + Practical work: 50%

Contact Hours: 4 hours per week

Prohibitions: COT4350