ENAE12004 - Industrial Data Communications
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

Students apply data communications techniques and principles to industrial instrumentation and control systems. They explain and apply fundamental data communications concepts and principles to analysis of modern data communications systems. They apply data communication standards and principles to solve problems, design, specify and debug industrial data communications systems and components. They develop skills in communicating and presenting technical information, plan and manage projects, and show professional approaches to working and learning collaboratively and independently. Distance education (FLEX) students are required to have access to a computer and to make frequent use of the Internet.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisites: (ENEE13020 Digital Electronics OR ENAE12014 Digital Devices and Applications) AND (ENEE13018 Analogue Electronics OR ENAE12015 Analogue Devices and Applications)

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Distance

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 25%
2. Written Assessment 30%
3. Written Assessment 35%
4. Practical and Written Assessment 10%
5. Written Assessment Pass/Fail

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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  • Grades and Results Procedure
  • Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework)
  • Review of Grade Procedure
  • Academic Misconduct Procedure
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – Domestic Students
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – International Students
  • Refund and Excess Payments (Credit Balances) Policy and Procedure
  • Student Feedback – Compliments and Complaints Policy and Procedure
  • Acceptable Use of Information and Communications Technology Facilities and Devices Policy and Procedure

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
The study material (powerpoints etc) and the online tutorials were very good for this course course evaluation The practice of conducting online tutorials and providing study material will continue.
The course textbook is hard to follow sometimes course evaluation, email Look for alternative textbook the new communication systems course in term 2 2017.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Explain the fundamental concepts and principles of data communications.
  2. Explain the operation of modern data communications systems.
  3. Compare and evaluate data communications standards used in the instrumentation and control environments.
  4. Apply data communications principles to formulate and solve problems associated with industrial data communications systems.
  5. Design and specify basic data communications systems and components.
  6. Explain issues and processes associated with debugging data communications systems in the electronic communications and instrumentation and control environments.
  7. Plan, monitor and successfully complete projects.
  8. Communicate effectively using data communications terminology, symbols and diagrams and professionally document calculations and design solutions.
  9. Work, learn and communicate in an ethical, professional manner both individually and in teams.

The Learning Outcomes for this unit are linked with Engineers Australia's Stage 1 Competency Standard for Engineering Associates.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment        
2 - Written Assessment      
3 - Written Assessment
4 - Practical and Written Assessment    
5 - Written Assessment      

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1. Communication
2. Problem Solving          
3. Critical Thinking          
4. Information Literacy  
5. Team Work      
6. Information Technology Competence
7. Cross Cultural Competence    
8. Ethical practice            

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment    
2 - Written Assessment    
3 - Written Assessment
4 - Practical and Written Assessment    
5 - Written Assessment    

Prescribed Textbooks

Data and Computer Communications
Author/s: Stallings, W Year: 2014
Edition: 10th edition (International Edition) Publisher: Pearson Education
City: Upper Saddle River State: NJ
Country: USA
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Online Resources from Library
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorAruna Jayasuriya (a.jayasuriya@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

Data Communication Networks and the Internet

1,2

Week 2 13-03-2017

Data Transmission Techniques

3,4

Week 3 20-03-2017

Signal Encoding and Error Control

5,6

Week 4 27-03-2017

Connectors and Cables

Week 5 03-04-2017

Transport Layer

15, 20

Workbook 1 due on Monday 11:45 pm

Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017

Network Layer

14, 19, 21

Week 7 24-04-2017

Data Link Layer

7, 8

Assignment 1 Due Monday (24 Apr 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 8 01-05-2017

Local Area Networks

11, 23

Week 9 08-05-2017

Ethernet

12

Workbook 2 due on Monday 11:45 pm

Week 10 15-05-2017

Wireless LANs and Mobile Networks

13, 10

Week 11 22-05-2017

Networked Control Systems-I

Assignment 2 Due Monday (22 May 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 12 29-05-2017

Networked Control Systems-II

Laboratory Report Due Monday (29 May 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017
Assignment 3 Due Monday (12 Jun 17) 11:45 PM AEST

Please refer to the "Rules of Engagement" section in the unit Moodle site for important information about communicating with teaching staff. Students are strongly advised to follow those guidelines to receive quick responses from the unit coordinator. Failure to follow these guidelines will result in delayed or no responses to your queries.

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assignment 1
Task Description

This assessment item covers the topics 1-5. The assignment questions will be released on the course website at least 3 weeks before the assignment must be submitted for assessment. It is not expected that students will type up equations and calculations. Students can scan clear and legible hand written calculations for online submission.

Assessment Due Date Week 7 Monday (24-Apr-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Within 2 weeks after due date
Weighting 25%
Assessment Criteria

The assignment will be graded using the following criteria:

  • Correct answers;
  • Correct format;
  • All workings must be shown to obtain marks;
  • Assignment must be neat, tidy and legible;
  • All questions must be attempted.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

PDF is the preferred submission format

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Explain the fundamental concepts and principles of data communications.

2. Explain the operation of modern data communications systems.

4. Apply data communications principles to formulate and solve problems associated with industrial data communications systems.

8. Communicate effectively using data communications terminology, symbols and diagrams and professionally document calculations and design solutions.

9. Work, learn and communicate in an ethical, professional manner both individually and in teams.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assignment 2
Task Description

This assessment item covers the topics 6-8. The assignment questions will be released on the course website at least 3 weeks before the assignment must be submitted for assessment. It is not expected that students will type up equations and calculations. Students can scan clear and legible hand written calculations for online submission.

Assessment Due Date Week 11 Monday (22-May-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Within 2 weeks after due date
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

The assignment will be graded using the following criteria:

  • Correct answers;
  • Correct format;
  • All workings must be shown to obtain marks;
  • Assignment must be neat, tidy and legible;
  • All questions must be attempted.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

PDF is the preferred submission format

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Explain the fundamental concepts and principles of data communications.

2. Explain the operation of modern data communications systems.

3. Compare and evaluate data communications standards used in the instrumentation and control environments.

4. Apply data communications principles to formulate and solve problems associated with industrial data communications systems.

8. Communicate effectively using data communications terminology, symbols and diagrams and professionally document calculations and design solutions.

9. Work, learn and communicate in an ethical, professional manner both individually and in teams.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice



3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assignment 3
Task Description

This assessment item covers all the topics.

This assessment includes a design problem to design a network to satisfy data requirements of an industrial plant. The objective of the design exercise is to expose the students to use of different networking solutions currently available and the parameters that needs to be considered in designing a network. Students are encouraged to identify students with similar industrial backgrounds through the forum and form 3-4 person discussion groups to discuss issues related to the design problem. However, the final submission is an individual submission and must only contain your own work.

Assessment details will be posted on the course website at least 6 weeks before the submission deadline.

Assessment Due Date Exam Week Monday (12-Jun-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Within 2 weeks after due date
Weighting 35%
Assessment Criteria

The assignment will be graded using the following criteria:

  • Correct design methodology;
  • Correctness and clarity of technical details;
  • Justification of methods used and choices made;
  • Ability to gather and evaluate authoritative information and proper use of references;
  • Where relevant, all workings must be shown to obtain marks;
  • Assignment must be neat, tidy and legible;
  • All questions must be attempted;
  • For the design question, genuine participation in the discussion forum will also be take into consideration.
Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 50
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

PDF is the preferred submission format

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Explain the fundamental concepts and principles of data communications.

2. Explain the operation of modern data communications systems.

3. Compare and evaluate data communications standards used in the instrumentation and control environments.

4. Apply data communications principles to formulate and solve problems associated with industrial data communications systems.

5. Design and specify basic data communications systems and components.

6. Explain issues and processes associated with debugging data communications systems in the electronic communications and instrumentation and control environments.

7. Plan, monitor and successfully complete projects.

8. Communicate effectively using data communications terminology, symbols and diagrams and professionally document calculations and design solutions.

9. Work, learn and communicate in an ethical, professional manner both individually and in teams.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



4 Practical and Written Assessment

Assessment Title Laboratory Report
Task Description

The practical exercises must be attempted and evidence provided to demonstrate that students have met a minimum standard of competence in using software based data network diagnostic tools in order to obtain a PASS for this course. Students are encouraged to conduct the labs recommended for each week as part of their weekly workload.

Assessment details will be posted on the course website at the beginning of the term.

Assessment Due Date Week 12 Monday (29-May-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Within 2 weeks after due date
Weighting 10%
Assessment Criteria

The assignment will be graded using the following criteria:

  • Correct answers;
  • Correct format;
  • Proper use of reference material
  • All workings must be shown to obtain marks;
  • Assignment must be neat, tidy and legible;
  • All questions must be attempted.
Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 50
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

PDF is the preferred submission format

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Explain the fundamental concepts and principles of data communications.

2. Explain the operation of modern data communications systems.

3. Compare and evaluate data communications standards used in the instrumentation and control environments.

4. Apply data communications principles to formulate and solve problems associated with industrial data communications systems.

6. Explain issues and processes associated with debugging data communications systems in the electronic communications and instrumentation and control environments.

8. Communicate effectively using data communications terminology, symbols and diagrams and professionally document calculations and design solutions.

9. Work, learn and communicate in an ethical, professional manner both individually and in teams.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice



5 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Workbook
Task Description

This assessment item covers all the topics.

Students must satisfactorily complete at least 80% of the workbook questions in order to obtain a PASS for this course.

Workbook activities are prescribed in the weekly study plans. They consists of selected questions from the course textbook and some activities related to your workplace. Students are expected to attempt weekly workbook questions as part of their weekly workload and submit them periodically for feedback. It is not expected that students will type up equations and calculations. Students can scan clear and legible hand written calculations for online submission.

Assessment Due Date Workbook 1 - Monday week 5 (11:45 pm), Workbook 2 - Monday week 9 (11:45 pm)
Return Date to Students Within 2 weeks after due date
Weighting Pass/Fail
Assessment Criteria

The workbook will be graded using the following criteria:

  • Correct Answers;
  • Correct format;
  • All working must be shown to obtain marks;
  • Assignments must be neat, tidy and legible;
  • All questions must be attempted

You need to attempt at least 80% of the workbook questions to pass the workbook

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - PASS
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

PDF is the preferred submission format

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Explain the fundamental concepts and principles of data communications.

2. Explain the operation of modern data communications systems.

3. Compare and evaluate data communications standards used in the instrumentation and control environments.

4. Apply data communications principles to formulate and solve problems associated with industrial data communications systems.

8. Communicate effectively using data communications terminology, symbols and diagrams and professionally document calculations and design solutions.

9. Work, learn and communicate in an ethical, professional manner both individually and in teams.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice




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