RMIT University logo

Data Communication and Net-Centric Computing

Undergraduate | RMI-CPT250 | 2024

Learn how people, devices, information and services are continuously connected by an evolving data communications network. Gain critical analysis talent, uncover data communication methods, and reveal the drivers for adopting alternative technologies.

Study method
100% online
Subject may require attendance
Enrol by
18 Aug 2024
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks
Start dates
26 Aug 2024

Price from


Upfront cost


HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP available

Data Communication and Net-Centric Computing

About this subject

  • Upon successful completion of this subject you should be able to:

    • explain the basic concepts of data communication;
    • demonstrate knowledge of higher level aspects of data communications and network technology, details of the underlying mechanisms, principles, reference models, protocols, error handling, appropriate for the development of software applications in a networked environment;
    • design computer programs that are aware of basic aspects of networking;
    • describe emerging networking technologies;
    • analyse communications systems that use the TCP/IP protocol suite and the abstract 7-layer OSI reference model;
    • apply knowledge of data communications concepts to solve problems involving data communications flow control and error control methods;
    • apply mathematical/analytic skills to basic performance evaluation, utilization, throughput and delay.

Entry requirements

To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted into a degree.

Prior study

To help set you up for success before you start this subject, we suggest completing or having equivalent knowledge in:

  • RMI-CPT110-Introduction to Information Technology (no longer available)

  • RMI-CPT120-Introduction to Programming (no longer available)

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements -

    Stable broadband connection required to access online learning materials and live chat sessions/recordings. (note: mobile broadband users may have difficulties participating in live chat sessions)

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

Tell us a little about yourself

Keep track of your favourites

Create a free account or sign in to:

Create a free accountSign in