Internet Communications

Course code COMP6050Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Internet communication is principally devoted to the highest layer in the network architecture, the application layer. This course also introduces 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 both reviewing latest research on Internet development and practical skills, such a using various communication techniques, building simple Web applications and securing information via encryption. The course is designed to give a sound introduction to the research on Internet development and an understanding of the technologies potential as well as its limitations. Basic computing experience is required.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
Objectives1) Overview of the core research used in the development of the Internet.
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 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 realting to web page delivery
Social Aspects of the Internet: privacy, responsibility and legal issues
Replacing Course(s)N/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeBasic Computer experience
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignmentsas per course outline.
Examination: Formalas per University's timetable
Contact HoursLecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Laboratory: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 100 hour(s) per Term 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 COMP6050