Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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This subject is not offered in 2014.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours of lectures and up to 24 hours of workshops |
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
This subject provides an introduction to the basic principles, analysis, and design of communication networks. It will cover analytical tools, the layered network architecture, and network protocols.
Analytical tools from queueing, optimisation, control, graph theories will be used to develop an in-depth understanding of basic principles and the role they play in network design. Queueing theory will be emphasised as the primary methodological framework for analysing network delay which is one of the most important performance measures in data networks.
The concepts taught in this subject will allow a better understanding of the Internet as well as emerging communication paradigms such as Machine-to-Machine communication, Internet of Things, smart grid, and social networks.
Topics to be covered may include:
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILO)
Having completed this unit the student should be able to:
Hurdle requirement: Students must pass the written exam to pass the subject.
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) 1 to 3 are assessed in the final written examination, the mid-semester test, and submitted reports for two workshops.
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LEARNING AND TEACHING METHODS
The subject is delivered through lectures and workshop classes that combine both tutorial and hands-on laboratory activities.
INDICATIVE KEY LEARNING RESOURCES
Students are provided with lecture slides, tutorial worksheets and solutions, workshop notes, and reference text lists.
CAREERS / INDUSTRY LINKS
Exposure to networking standards and protocols used by industry throughout the world.
Exposure to industry standard engineering design automation tools through laboratory activities.
B-ENG Electrical Engineering stream |
Master of Engineering (Electrical with Business)
Master of Engineering (Electrical)
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