Telecommunications Concepts

Subject 615-237 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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

Lectures and tutorials.

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
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 total time commitment.

Informatics 1: Practical Computing or 615-145 Concepts of Software development 1 (prior to 2009)

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.

Objectives: .

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 potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

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