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As an online undergraduate unit provided by RMIT University and Open Universities Australia, Data Communication and Net-Centric Computing introduces the key concepts of data communication and emerging network technologies. The unit approaches data communications from the advanced perspective of computer scientists and information technologists, allowing you to broaden your critical skills and problem solving ability.
You will be expected to demonstrate applied knowledge of data communications concepts to solve problems involving flow control and error control methods, and to apply mathematical and analytic skills to basic performance evaluation, utilisation, throughput and delay. In addition, you will learn how to design computer programs that are aware of basic aspects of networking.
Completion of this unit will give you a foundational knowledge of higher level aspects of data communications and network technology, including details of the underlying mechanisms, principles, reference models, protocols and error handling appropriate for successfully developing software applications in a networked environment.
It is recommended that applicants complete the following units, or have equivalent knowledge, prior to starting this unit:
This unit is an approved elective in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
In this Data Communication and Net-Centric Computing unit, the topics you will study include:
Advanced computing skills are increasingly desirable to a wide range of employers. Data Communication and Net-Centric Computing offers a solid grounding for further study and a career in IT.
Not only does this unit give you the opportunity to demonstrate critical analysis in response to a range of problem solving activities, you will also learn how to analyse communications systems that use the TCP/IP protocol suite and abstract 7-layer OSI reference model. The skills you will pick up and develop through this unit can be applied across your studies, and demonstrates a broad range of knowledge and depth of skill that could help take your IT career in almost any direction you might choose.
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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