Electronic Communications and Applications

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Swinburne University
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About this unit

Contributing to a Bachelor of Technology (Information Systems), this unit introduces data communication and networking, and will teach you how information is transported and communicated between computers. You will also learn about the equipment and technical standards relevant to computational networking.

Delivered online by Open Universities Australia, Electronic Communications and Applications discusses the differences in technicality and useability for applications like electronic data interchange, electronic fund transfer, multimedia content streaming, client/server applications, the internet and email.

Following the conclusion of this unit you will be able to identify and analyse the issues faced when using computerised-network applications.

Eligibility

Anyone can apply, however you should ensure that you have not completed a previous version of this unit.

Areas of study

In this technology unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Data communications fundamentals
  • Wide Area Networks (WANs)
  • Local Area Networks (LANs)
  • Network management
  • Data communications and the internet

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement 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.

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How will this unit advance my career?

As a compulsory unit within a Bachelor of Technology (Information Systems), Electronic Communications and Applications is an essential stepping-stone to a career in IT.

Study of this unit will give you an understanding of the central concepts of electronic data communications. You will gain a knowledge of relevant equipment, applications and standards, and be able to use this to critically analyse the implementation of LAN-based data communications systems. Upon completion of this unit will possess the skills required to prepare basic hardware and software for your own LAN implementation.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Electronic Communications and Applications from Swinburne University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP is available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. 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).

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