|Module Title||COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS|
|Co-ordinator||Mr Christopher Loftus|
|Semester||Available all semesters|
|Pre-Requisite||CSM1110 , CSM1020|
|Course delivery||Contact Hours||34 Hours plus about 45 hours of self study and practical work|
Basics of Data Communication
Analogue and digital data transmission; synchronous and asynchronous transmission; parallel and serial transmission. Modems, concentrators, time division and statistical multiplexors. Co-ax, twisted pair, fibre optic media. Speed, distance and error rates of the various transmission media.
Local Area Networks
Bus, ring and star topologies. Cost of attaching devices to networks. Project 802. A case study of Ethernet.
Wide Area Communications and Networks
The idea of a common carrier. Public switched networks and private lines. Kilostream, Megastream and similar services. Examples of wide area networks. Telecommunications development, regulation and history in Singapore.
The Internet as a Basis for Telematic Systems
History of Internet development; modern Internet applications.
Communications Protocols and Internetworking
Datalink protocols: IP, TCP, UDP. Naming in large networks; routing in large networks
Integrated Services Networks
N-ISDN; B-ISDN; Fast LANs; MANs; optical networking.