Telecommunications Concepts

Subject SINF20002 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 2, Parkville - 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

Scheduled class meetings and independent study, supported by lecture notes, audio recordings (where available) in consultation with an allocated staff member.

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 12 hours of scheduled class meetings, plus additional consultation time.
Total Time Commitment: Estimated total time commitment of 120 hours
Prerequisites: One of
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
  • 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 is only available by invitation from the Head of Department.

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.

Individual and group tasks comprising active participation (40%)and presentations (20%) 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:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

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

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