George Mason University
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George Mason University

ECE 462: Data and Computer Communications

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Introduces modern data communications and computer networks. Topics include point-to-point communication links and transmission of digital information, modems, and codecs; packet switching, multiplexing, and concentrator design; multiaccess and broadcasting; local area and wide area networks; architectures and protocols for computer networks; OSI reference model and seven layers; physical interfaces and protocols; and data link control layer and network layer. Provides examples of data networks.

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Limited to 2 Attempts


Introduces modern data communications and computer networks. Topics include point-to-point communication links and transmission of digital information, modems, and codecs; packet switching, multiplexing, and concentrator design; multiaccess and broadcasting; local area and wide area networks; architectures and protocols for computer networks; OSI reference model and seven layers; physical interfaces and protocols; and data link control layer and network layer. Provides examples of data networks.

When Offered: Fall

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Credits: 3

Prerequisites:

STAT 344 or 346, and ECE 220, and ECE 331 or 303, all with grade of C or better

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