Fundamental aspects of communication between computing devices; networks; protocols; structure and use of the Internet; security and ethical issues.
|Paper title||Data-communications, Networks, Internet|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,080.30|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,858.95|
- COMP 160 or 103
- TELE 202
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music, Commerce, Science
- Computer Science Adviser
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- Teaching staff
- Paper Structure
- As an introductory paper to data communications and computer networks, this paper
consists of three parts.
The first part covers the fundamental aspects of data communications, including:
- Transmission media
- Signals and encoding
- Data compression
- Error detection and correction
- The Open Systems Interconnect (OSI) model
- Local Area Networks (LANs) and their IEEE standards
- Flow and error control
- Wide Area Networks (WANs)
- Routing algorithms
- Congestion control
- Transport services
- The TCP/IP reference model
- The Internet Protocol (IP) suite
- Various Internet applications
- Lab work 7%
- Tutorial Work 6%
- Tests 13%
- Assignment 4%
- Final Exam 70%
- Teaching Arrangements
- There are two 1-hour lectures, one 2-hour lab and one 2-hour tutorial per week.
- Behrouz Forouzan, Data communications and networking (5th Edition), McGraw-Hill, 2012.
- Course outline
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- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Lifelong learning, Ethics, Information literacy.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Understand the fundamental concepts, principles and problems in data communications
- Be familiar with well-known network structures, standards, protocols and applications
- Understand the essence of data communication from a computer science point of view
- Be equipped with necessary knowledge and fundamental skills needed for a future career