Telecommunications Concepts

Subject 615-237 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 lectures (two per week) and 12 tutorials (two hours per week) plus up to 6 hours of additional study per week
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
Prerequisites: 50 points in total including at least 25 points of 100-level information systems subjects.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable steps will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the University’s programs. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their active and safe participation in a subject are encouraged to discuss this with the relevant subject coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.


Dr Atif Ahmad
Subject Overview:

This subject provides participants with an understanding of the concepts of information and communication technologies (ICTs) within a contextual framework.

Subject topics are predominantly technical pertaining to communications networks.

At the completion of this subject, students should understand and be able to discuss:

  • the fundamentals of communications networks;

  • the international standards and protocols required to achieve network interconnection and interoperability;

  • network and organisational security; and

  • the emerging technologies and issues in the telecommunications environment.

Assessment: Individual and group tasks comprising active participation (30%), seminar papers (15%) and presentations (15%) due throughout the semester; a 2-hour written examination in the examination period (40%).
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Information Systems

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