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Course outline Code: ICT120 Title: Introduction to Telecommunications and Networks Faculty of Arts, Business and Law School of Business Teaching Session: ATMC Semester 2 Year: 2017 Course Coordinator: Dr Mingzhong Wang 1. What is this course about? 1.1 Course description Networking and telecommunications form a vital foundation for an organisation’s functions and strategies and new technologies have increased the importance of reliable networks. This course introduces you to important concepts in a non-technical format focusing on technology and protocols used by most people using the Internet. The dynamic future possibilities brought to organisations by new technologies such as cloud technology and wearable technology is also discussed. 1.2 Course content • History and terminology of networking • Distributed data processing • C/S and P2P • Transmission mediums • Networking protocols • Network addressing • Intranets and extranets • Internet applications • Networking in the future 2. Unit value 12 units Page 2 Course Outline: ICT120 Introduction to Telecommunications and Networks 3. How does this course contribute to my learning? Specific Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course you should be able to: Assessment Tasks You will be assessed on the learning outcome in task/s: Graduate Qualities Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming: Use the foundation concepts of networks. 1, 2 and 3 Knowledgeable. Empowered. Discuss and demonstrate fundamental networking concepts. 1, 2 and 3 Empowered. Demonstrate the application of networking concepts to solve a business problem. 2 Creative and critical thinkers. Demonstrate knowledge and uses of new areas of networking. 1, 2 and 3 Creative and critical thinkers. Knowledgeable. 4. Am I eligible to enrol in this course? Refer to the Coursework Programs and Awards – Academic Policy for definitions of “pre-requisites, co-requisites and anti-requisites” 4.1 Enrolment restrictions Nil 4.2 Pre-requisites Nil 4.3 Co-requisites Nil 4.4 Anti-requisites Nil 4.5 Specific assumed prior knowledge and skills Not applicable 5. How am I going to be assessed? 5.1 Grading scale Standard – High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL) Page 3 Course Outline: ICT120 Introduction to Telecommunications and Networks 5.2 Assessment tasks Task No. Assessment Tasks Individual or Group Weighting % What is the duration / length? When should I submit? Where should I submit it? 1 Computer workshops Individual 30% (3.75% each week) 8 weeks Weeks 2-9 before the end of the workshop Blackboard 2 Network solution report Individual 20% 2000 words Friday, Week 12 Blackboard 3 Final examination Individual 50% 2 hours Central examination period In exam venue 100% Assessment Task 1: Computer workshops Goal: To learn about the foundation concepts of networks and telecommunications. Product: Completed question sheets. Format: Each week you will be presented a list of questions related to the topics learned. Further details will be available on Blackboard in the assignment specification. Criteria Comprehension and knowledge of requisite course material. Generic skill assessed Skill assessment level Applying technologies Introductory Problem solving Introductory Assessment Task 2: Network solution report Goal: The purpose of this task is for you to produce a business report analysing and justifying how you would use networking to solve a business problem. This report builds on skills developed in Task 1 in helping you to develop a deeper understanding of how you might apply networking concepts to a business problem. Then clearly set out a justification for this solution for decision makers. Product: An individual report with a maximum of 2000 words Format: This individual report will follow a standard business report format. You will be investigating how you might advise an organisation whose details are given in a case study on networking solutions. Further details will be available on Blackboard in the assignment specification. Criteria You will be assessed according to your use and application of: • Presentation and organisation of report • Analysis of the business problem from a networking perspective • Analysis of the necessary networking measures • Application of the networking concepts to the business problem • Justification of developed network solution • Clear summary of relevant information so that someone with limited knowledge could use this information for decision making Generic skill assessed Skill assessment level Problem solving Introductory Communication Introductory Page 4 Course Outline: ICT120 Introduction to Telecommunications and Networks Assessment Task 3: Final examination Goal: Building on Task 1 and Task 2, the purpose of this task is to obtain a comprehensive view of networking design in terms of definitions and concepts, techniques, and solving data-driven business problems. Product: Exam – a two hour exam consisting of multiple choice and short answer questions Format: A final examination will be held in the examination period. This two hour examination will consist of a set of multiple choice questions and short answer questions to test your understanding and application of concepts. This is an individual assessment. Criteria Correctly answering the final exam questions indicates your ability to: • Comprehend, apply and communicate definitions and concepts used in networking design • Comprehend and discuss the position of networking design in organisations • Define a business problem and present a networking solution to solve the problem Generic skill assessed Skill assessment level Problem solving Introductory Applying technologies Introductory 5.3 Additional assessment requirements Plagiarism In order to minimise incidents of plagiarism and collusion, this course may require that some of its assessment tasks, when submitted to Blackboard, are electronically checked through SafeAssign. This software allows for text comparisons to be made between your submitted assessment item and all other work that SafeAssign has access to. Eligibility for Supplementary Assessment Your eligibility for supplementary assessment in a course is dependent of the following conditions applying: a) The final mark is in the percentage range 47% to 49.4% b) The course is graded using the Standard Grading scale c) You have not failed an assessment task in the course due to academic misconduct 5.4 Submission penalties Late submission of assessment tasks will be penalised at the following maximum rate: • 5% (of the assessment task’s identified value) per day for the first two days from the date identified as the due date for the assessment task. • 10% (of the assessment task’s identified value) for the third day • 20% (of the assessment task’s identified value) for the fourth day and subsequent days up to and including seven days from the date identified as the due date for the assessment task. • A result of zero is awarded for an assessment task submitted after seven days from the date identified as the due date for the assessment task. Weekdays and weekends are included in the calculation of days late. To request an extension you must contact your course coordinator to negotiate an outcome. 6. How is the course offered? 6.1 Directed study hours On campus Lecture: 1 hour per week On campus Computer Workshop: 2 hours per week Page 5 Course Outline: ICT120 Introduction to Telecommunications and Networks 6.2 Course activities Teaching Week / Module What key concepts/content will I learn? What activities will I engage in to learn the concepts/content? Directed Study Activities Independent Study Activities 1 Course Overview Lecture No computer workshop week 1 Textbook and supplementary reading list 2 Distributed Data Processing Lecture and computer workshop Textbook and supplementary reading list 3 Data Communication Signals and bandwidth Transmission impairments Lect
ure and computer workshop Textbook and supplementary reading list 4 Internet Internet history Internet architecture Domain Name System Lecture and computer workshop Textbook and supplementary reading list 5 Network Protocols TCP/IP Internetworking Lecture and computer workshop Textbook and supplementary reading list 6 Internet Applications IP addresses Email and SMTP HTTP Lecture and computer workshop Textbook and supplementary reading list 7 Distributed Application Architecture C/S computing Middleware Intranets and Extranets Lecture and computer workshop Textbook and supplementary reading list 8 Local Area Networks LAN architecture LAN topology Transmission mediums Transmission devices Lecture and computer workshop Textbook and supplementary reading list 9 Wide Area Networks Circuit switching Packet switching VoIP Lecture and computer workshop Textbook and supplementary reading list 10 Case Studies Lecture and computer workshop Case study material supplied on Blackboard 11 Application Layer and Web Lecture and computer workshop Textbook and supplementary reading list 12 Future Advancement Internet of Things SDN Lecture and computer workshop Textbook and supplementary reading list Study Period Central Examination Period End of Semester Break Please note that the course activities may be subject to variation. Page 6 Course Outline: ICT120 Introduction to Telecommunications and Networks 7. What resources do I need to undertake this course? 7.1 Prescribed text(s) Please note that you need to have regular access to the resource(s) listed below: Author Year Title Publisher Stallings, W and Thomas, C 2013 Business Data Communications – Infrastructure, Networking and Security, 7th edn. Pearson 7.2 Required and recommended readings Lists of required and recommended readings may be found for this course on its Blackboard site. These materials/readings will assist you in preparing for tutorials and assignments, and will provide further information regarding particular aspects of your course. 7.3 Specific requirements Not applicable 7.4 Risk management Health and safety risks have been assessed as low. It is your responsibility to research and understand risks of specific courses and to review the USC’s health and safety principles by viewing the online induction training for students. 8. Links to relevant University policies and procedures For more information on Academic Learning & Teaching categories including: • Assessment: Courses and Coursework Programs • Review of Assessment and Final Grades • Supplementary Assessment • Administration of Central Examinations • Deferred Examinations • Student Academic Misconduct • Students with a Disability http://www.usc.edu.au/university/governance-and-executive/policies-and-procedures#academic-learning-and-teaching

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