|Module Title||INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATIONS AND TELEMATICS|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Edel M Sherratt|
|Other staff||Mr David E Price, Mr Frank Bott|
|Pre-Requisite||CH11020 , Available only to students taking the Diploma/MSc in Computer Science scheme in Aberystwyth.|
|Course delivery||Lecture||22 Lectures|
|Practical||Up to 4 x 2hr|
2. History of Communications - 2 Lectures
A brief history of the development of both the technology and regulation of communication systems. Common Carriers; UK carriers: British Telecom and the new market entrants.
3. Basics of Data Communication - 4 Lectures
Analogue and digital data transmission; Synchronous and Asynchronous transmission; Parallel and Serial transmission; Modems and the PSTN, concentrators, multiplexors; Co-ax, twisted pair, fibre optic media; Speed, distance, error rates of various transmission media.
4. Local Area Networks - 4 Lectures
Bus, Ring, Star topologies; Cost of attaching devices to networks; Media access and sharing strategies.
5. Wide Area Network technologies and services - 4 Lectures
The UK academic network and it's development, regulation and operation.
6. Standards - 3 Lectures
The needs for standards and the area they cover; Standards setting process; Standards setting bodies; BSI, ISO, ANSI, IEEE, CCITT, IAB; IETF; De facto standards, ISO OSI Model.
7. The Internet - 4 Lectures
Brief history of the Internet, it's applications and their evolution. Internet standards, control and regulation. Protocols used on the Internet such as: IP, ICMP, TCP, UDP, FTP, Telnet, etc..
This module is at CQFW Level 7