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Data Communication

  • Course Code :
    CS221
  • Level :
    Undergraduate
  • Course Hours :
    3.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Faculty of Computers & Information Technology

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Area of Study :

Apply the basic concepts of data communications. Combine and evaluate different methods for data transmission. Analyze the requirements of guided and wireless communication and design a solution for these requirements. Compare and evaluate methodologies from range of techniques to implement signal encoding and digital data communication. Show a complete understanding of multiplexing such as frequency, time and statistical division multiplexing and enhances data link control for data error and data flow.

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Data transmission concepts, Terminology and techniques, Types and sources of data, communication models, Standards. Data Transmission techniques, Transmission media and characteristics. Information theory, Information sources, Information measure, entropy, Source codes: return-to-zero and non-return-to-zero signaling, Analog and digital transmission, Optical fiber systems, Modems, modulation; Transmission impairments, Data encoding techniques, Multiplexing techniques.

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Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- Describe fundamental concepts related to data transmission.
2- Identify the up to date techniques used in signal encoding and digital data communication.
3- Explain the types of channel multiplexing

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Analyze different problems in data communications
2- Propose a set of alternative solutions for error detection and correction, and flow control.
3- Compare and differentiate between methods used in channel multiplexing.

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- Analyze different types of network transmission media.
2- Apply, design different techniques for signal encoding.
3- Acquire and manage different information about wireless transmission using scientific literature and web sources.

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- Work on a team to develop solutions for data transmission problems.
2- Apply communications skills in presentation and report writing for signal encoding techniques and channel multiplexing.

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Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Data Communication and Network Overview 4 2 2
Protocol Architecture 4 2 2
Data Transmission: Concepts and Terminology, Analog and Digital Data Transmission 4 2 2
Data Transmission: Transmission Impairments, Channel Capacity 4 2 2
Guided and Wireless Transmission: Guided Transmission Media, Wireless Transmission 4 2 2
Guided and Wireless Transmission: Wireless Propagation, Line-of-Sight Transmission 4 2 2
Signal Encoding Techniques 4 2 2
Digital Data Communication Techniques: Asynchronous and Synchronous Transmission 4 2 2
Mid Term Exam 2
Digital Data Communication Techniques: Types of Errors, Error Detection, Error Correction, Line Configurations 4 2 2
Data Link Control: Flow Control, Error Control, High-Level Data Link Control (HDLC) 4 2 2
Multiplexing: Frequency-Division Multiplexing, Synchronous Time-Division Multiplexing 4 2 2
Multiplexing: Statistical Time-Division Multiplexing, Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line, xDSL
Final Exam 2

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Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Interactive Lectures including Discussions
Tutorials
Practical Lab Sessions
Self-Study (Project / Reading Materials / Online Material / Presentations)
Case Studies
Problem Solving

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Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What
Assignments 8.00 4
Final Exam 40.00 14
Midterm Exam (s) 20.00 9
Presentations 8.00 12
Quizzes 10.00 5
Research and Reporting 7.00
Team Work Projects 7.00

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Book Author Publisher

Course notes :

An Electronic form of the Course Notes and all the slides of the Lectures is available on the Students Learning Management System (Moodle)

Web Sites :

Computer Communications - Journal - Elsevier https://www.journals.elsevier.com/computer-communications

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