ENGR 412. Communications Systems. 3 Credits.
This course presents the major concepts necessary to understand the data communications field. The principles of data communication technologies, transmission media, interfaces, channel capacity, error control, flow control, multiplexing, synchronization, circuit switching, and packet switching are the main focus of this course. The course presents the communication systems in terms of their physical and data link layers and then touches upon some selected topics on communications systems and standards. Finally, it is anticipated that introductions to a few selected and special topics in the emerging fields of data communication and networking would also be presented in this course.
P: ENGR 342 with a C or higher