6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Not offered in 2019
ECE2401, TEC2141 and TRC4801
This unit provides an introduction to the important aspects of modern telecommunication systems. Particular emphasis is given to digital communication systems including the internet. The concept of layered architectures will be introduced. Topics will include modulation techniques, source and error coding, multiplexing, peer to peer protocols, LAN protocols, packet switching, TCP/IP architecture and network security.
This unit aims to provide the student with an insight into the basic principles of modern data communication and telecommunication networks, and relate this information to their wider use in the engineering environment, including networking, information representation and transmission.
Laboratory and assignment work: 30% + Examination (3 hours): 70%
Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component (assignments, tests, mid-semester exams, laboratory reports) and at least 45% in the final examination component and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.
3 hours lectures, 3 hours laboratory and practice classes and 6 hours of private study per week
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