British Columbia Institute of


ELEX 8010 - Data Communication

Electrical and Computer Engineering Part-time Studies Course

School of Energy

Course Details

This course gives an overview of data communication. The course covers the ISO/OSI seven layer protocol model. Emphasis is placed on the role and function of communication protocols, particularly at the physical and data-link layers. Students gain an understanding of the various communication protocols that have been defined to create communication environments in which computers can exchange information in an open way. Course topics include protocol operation error detection and control, encoding, modulation techniques and data compression. Hands on data communication programming and hardware labs are incorporated into the course so that students can master the material.


ELEX 7020





Spring/Summer 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2018 term.

CRN 56317

Mon Apr 23 - Mon Aug 13 14 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 23 - Aug 13 Mon 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SW01 Rm. 3570


Maryam Dehghani Estarki

Course Outline





  1. Labs to be scheduled outside of class hours, schedule to be determined. registrants who are not BTech Electronics students must have Program Head approval. Please contact Kelly Voros at 604-451-6892 or for more information or to be placed on a waitlist if the course is full. Note: BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a part-time studies course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current. No classes May 21, July 2, & August 6, 2018 - stat holidays.

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Related Programs

ELEX 8010 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Energy

  1. Electronics
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology


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