Computer networks 780

Module code ERN 780
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Module content

Review of computer networks infrastructure: The review will cover elementary concepts in computer networks; covering data communications, wide area networks, and local area networks.
Networking protocols: This section will explore both the architectural principles and mechanisms required for the exchange of data among computers, workstations, servers, and other data processing devices. Much of the material in this part relates to the TCP/IP protocol suite. Recent developments and state-of-art issues will also be focused upon.
Applications, service models and convergence of networks: This section will look at the application layer and explore various service models in the context of convergence. Students will be introduced to various Next Generation Networks technologies and issues.
Modelling and simulation: This section will cover research issues in computer networks. Students will be introduced to modelling, simulation techniques and tools.

Module credits 32.00
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 32 contact hours per semester
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Period of presentation Semester 1

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