Internet Communications

10 Units

Internet communication is principally devoted to the highest layer in the network architecture, the application layer. This course also introduces the fundamental concepts of Internet Architecture and how they support the massive growth and varied uses of the medium. A strong emphasis is placed on both reviewing latest research on Internet development and practical skills, such a using various communication techniques, building simple Web applications and securing information via encryption. The course is designed to give a sound introduction to the research on Internet development and an understanding of the technologies potential as well as its limitations. Basic computing experience is required.

Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
School School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Availability Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan Campus)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Campus)

1) Overview of the core research used in the development of the Internet. 2) Familiarization with a variety of aspects of electronic communication. 3) Understanding of syntax and semantics of several Markup languages for use in information communication. 4) Detailed knowledge of the concepts and practical aspects of data encryption in networking environments.


Introduction to computer networking Past, present and potential future of the Internet Client-server computing, Search engines, Internet protocols World-Wide Web languages: XHTML, XML, CSS, XSLT and Javascript Cryptography Compression HCI and communication issues realting to web page delivery Social Aspects of the Internet: privacy, responsibility and legal issues

Replacing Course(s) N/A
Transition N/A
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge Basic Computer experience
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : IT Based
Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Lecture
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - as per course outline.
  • Examination: Formal - as per University's timetable
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Laboratory: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Self Directed Learning: for 100 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Compulsory Components
  • Compulsory Course Component: Students must obtain 40% in the final exam to pass the course. Student achieving >25% but less that 40% will be offered an alternate assessment if, and only if, all other assessment items have been submitted. Students obtaining <25% will not be offered an alternate assessment, and will fail the course, unless students have submitted Adverse Circumstances in accordance with the Adverse Circumstances Policy.
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for COMP6050

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