ELEC 3002 Data Communications
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 300997
Coordinator Ranjith Liyanapathirana Opens in new window
Description This subject is concerned with the principles and topics of fundamental importance to digital data communication, computer communication networks and telecommunications. The lower layers of the protocol structure (physical layer, data link layer and some aspects of the network layer) and the physical medium (hardware and transmission lines) are emphasized. An engineering approach will be taken to provide an insight to transmission and transmission media, communication techniques and transmission efficiency.
School Eng, Design & Built Env
Discipline Electrical And Electronic Engineering And Technology
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject
Pre-requisite(s) ELEC 2011
Incompatible Subjects ELEC 4001 - Data Networks
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Outline common data transmission concepts and techniques.
- Identify the concepts and physical mechanisms underlying data communication in telecommunication networks.
- Analyse the telephone network to identify the concepts and physical mechanisms underlying data communication.
- Evaluate the differences between circuit switching and packet switching, and explain how a data communication system can detect and correct channel errors in transmission.
1. Data transmission
2. Guided (including optical fibre) and unguided (wireless) transmission
3. Signal encoding
5. Data link control
6. Multiplexing (Synchronous, Asynchronous, Statistical)
7. Spread Spectrum Modulation (Frequency Hopping, Direct Sequence)
8. Error control and flow control techniques
9. Circuit switching and packet switching
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Practical||5 x 3 hours (group) Written report max 10 pages (individual)||20||Y||Both (Individual & Group)|
|Intra-session Exam||1.5 hours||20||N||Individual|
|Final Exam||2 hours||60||Y||Individual|
- Stallings, W 2013 Data and Computer Communications, 10th edn, Boston: Pearson 2013