Module Title:   Fundamentals of Internet Technology

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   CM-0130L

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 4

Module Type:   Linked 10+10

Provider:   Computer Science

Related Department/Subject Area:   SCIM (Dept of Computer Science)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Mr D Forbes

Additional Tutor(s):   Dr M Kamala

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To introduce the fundamental concepts of digital media systems and the Internet as a transport system, the underlying protocols and typical ways of delivering static and dynamic material from a server to a client. To provide the background knowledge of computer and networked systems, their modes of operation, particularly with a digital media web-based future in mind. Material will provide knowledge and understanding of binary based systems, from the numbering systems on which they rely to the ultimate connection with audio and visual media, including aspects of digital coding/decoding.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
This module is taught by a combination of formal lectures, computer based laboratory practical exercises, on-line web-based resources and directed reading. They are supplemented by seminar/tutorials intended to provide reinforcement by direct engagement with taught material and allow for some degree of flexibility in response to student need. Students will also be expected to read and explore a variety of internet and text resources, together with elementary practical work.

Lectures:   20.00          Directed Study:   166.50           
Seminars/Tutorials:   6.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   6.00          Formal Exams:   1.50          Total:   200.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

recognise the operating principles and basic parameters of networked digital systems and how they communicate at an introductory level.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

calculate some simple system parameters from given information. Understand the principles of data transfer on networked systems. Use the internet as a tool for audio/visual information and data communication.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

appreciate the modes of communication within a networked system of computers and digital devices to present and communicate information in that medium.

  Computerised examination 1.50 100%
  Open book computer based MCQ (1 hour 30 min)

Outline Syllabus:
Introduction to numbering systems and counting; networked computers and servers; addressing and domain names; digital media systems, audio and video data formats, codecs; email, hosting, ISPs, accounts; basic Internet functionality, file transfers, operating systems; scripting basics , DOS/UNIX, HTML;

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