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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Thirty-six hours of lectures and 12 hours of laboratory or project work. |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Prerequisites:||431-325 Stochastic Signals and Systems|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
|Subject Overview:|| |
On completion of this subject students should understand the basic principles of communication network design, the layered architecture, and network protocols. Students will obtain a good understanding of the way optimisation and random process models are used in network design, and will undertake a network design project.
Topics include network topologies for core and access networks; voice and circuit-switched networks; packet switching and statistical multiplexing; layered network architecture; physical layer multiple access (TDM, WDM); link layer protocols, Medium Access Control; network layer topologies, routing algorithms and protocols (IP); transport layer protocols (TCP); flow control, ARQ error control, analysis of utilisation; random process models for analysing delay; optimisation methods for network design, network reliability; quality of service issues; and LAN protocols, MPLS. All concepts illustrated by examples from the Internet.
|Assessment:||One written 3-hour examination 70% (end of semester), one class test not exceeding 1 hour 10% (mid-semester), one design project 8%, with report not exceeding 10 pages (commencing in the second half of semester, due at the end of semester), continuous assessment: laboratories worth a total of 6%, class problems worth a total of 6%.|
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|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:|| |
Students may not obtain credit for both this subject and 431-223 Telecommunication Networks.
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