Internet Communications

Course code COMP1050Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Introduces Internet communication and the fundamental concepts of Internet Architecture and how they support the massive growth and varied uses of the medium. A strong emphasis is placed on practical skills, such as using various communication techniques, building Web pages, and securing information via encryption. The course is designed to give a sound understanding of the technologies' potential as well as its limitations. Previous computing experience is helpful but not required.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
OurimbahSemester 2
UoN SingaporeTrimester 3
Previously offered in 2014
Objectives1) Sound understanding of the basic architectures in Internet Communication.
2) Familiarization with a variety of aspects of electronic communication.
3) Understanding of syntax and semantics of several Markup languages for use in information communication.
4) Detailed knowledge of the concepts and practical aspects of data encryption and compression in networking environments.
ContentIntroduction to computer networking
Past, present and potential future of the Internet
Client-server computing,Search engines, Internet protocols
World-wide Web Languages: XHTML, XML, CSS, XSLT and Javascript
HCI and communication issues relating to Web page design
Social Aspects of the Internet: privacy, responsibility and legal issues.
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNone
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignmentsas per course outline
Examination: FormalAs per University's timetable
Contact HoursLaboratory: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Course ComponentStudents must obtain 40% in the final exam to pass the course.
Student achieving >25% but less that 40% will be offered an alternate assessment if, and only if, all other assessment items have been submitted.
Students obtaining <25% will not be offered an alternate assessment, and will fail the course, unless students have submitted Adverse Circumstances in accordance with the Adverse Circumstances Policy.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for COMP1050