Course Title: Network Services and Internet Applications (PG)

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Network Services and Internet Applications (PG)

Credit Points: 12.00


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

EEET1152

City Campus

Postgraduate

125H Electrical & Computer Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

EEET1152

City Campus

Postgraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Mark A Gregory

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3243

Course Coordinator Email: mark.gregory@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 10.8.16

Course Coordinator Availability: Email for appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None.


Course Description

The course facilitates critical thinking about the Internet and the delivery of services using the Internet and the digital network, by focusing on the fundamentals of these systems. The course covers significant real-time services, including IPTV, multimedia, social networking, VoIP, and the Internet including website services. Technologies and services are discussed including how to apply the technologies to new ventures. Topics include: the bandwidth versus quality trade-off for Internet based communication modes (VoIP, digital TV, video conferencing, motion video) and the compression technologies associated with these systems; competing routing methodologies; performance analysis models; and the successful employment of Internet communication technologies for E-Commerce applications.

This course includes a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience. WIL activities include simulations and projects using industry technology, equipment and processes.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for MC234 Master of Engineering (Telecommunication and Network):

1. High levels of technical competence in the field

2. Be able to apply problem solving approaches to work challenges and make decisions using sound engineering methodologies

 


The course objectives are to provide you with knowledge of the key services found on digital networks today, including VoIP, digital TV, Multimedia, Digital Audio, Social Networking and Internet website services. The fundamental principles used in many of the key services are similar and a good understanding of key services will provide participants with the understanding necessary when working on new systems.

On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Explain network services and Internet applications including digital TV, VoIP, multimedia including video and digital audio, social networking and Internet services.
  2. Identify determinants of what makes some organisations on the Internet more successful than others.
  3. Configure typical industry deployment scenarios for VoIP and multimedia


Overview of Learning Activities

The learning activities in this course are:

  • Lectures: Technical material will be addressed in lectures. Specific reading will be assigned each week for preparation for the following week. Attendance at lectures is not compulsory, but it is strongly recommended since the material presented in lectures provides much of the information required for assignments and examinations.
  • Assignment: Designed to allow you to explore aspects of the subject in depth. The assignment is assessed to determine a grade.
  • Supervised Laboratories: Technical skills and understanding will be addressed in two supervised laboratories. You should review lecture material and assigned reading in preparation for laboratories. Attendance at these laboratory sessions is compulsory. Laboratory reports are assessed to determine a grade.
  • Unsupervised Laboratories: Provide the opportunity to develop and reinforce the understanding and skills you are attempting to acquire.
  • On-call Consultation: To assist understanding and provide opportunity for two-way feedback.
  • Problem Sheets: To assist you in testing your understanding. Problem sheets are not assessed.
  • Examination: Summative assessment designed primarily to determine a grade.


Overview of Learning Resources

The course learning resources include material that will be utilised in workshops and laboratories. You will be able to access the learning material online and to prepare for sessions by reading the learning material and by carrying out research using the RMIT library resources.


Overview of Assessment

☒This course has no hurdle requirements.

Assessment consists of activities and quizzes carried out in workshop, tutorial and laboratory sessions. The course assessment includes a final examination.

The assessment and learning outcomes for this course equivalent across all locations and modes of delivery.

Assessment tasks

Assessment Task 1: Workshop activities and quizzes

Weighting 25%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1,2,3

Feedback is provided to students after every activity and includes how the assessment was carried out, marks allocated, and answers.

Assessment Task 3: Laboratory activities and quizzes

Weighting 25%

This assessment task supports CLO 1,2,3

Feedback is provided to students after every activity and includes how the assessment was carried out, marks allocated, and answers.

Assessment 4: Examination

Weighting 50%

This assessment supports CLOs 1,2,3

Feedback is provided after the examination and includes marks allocated.