This module is designed to be a follow-up module to the computer Science or ITO second year introductory networking module. The wireless networking part reviews wireless technologies and their application in areas such as IoT and sensor networks. The module reviews emerging networking technologies, which might include topics such as future routing protocols, IPv6 transition, and software-defined networking. Students should consider taking this module if they are interested in learning about networking systems and their architectures in more detail than covered in the introductory module, and exploring emerging topics which are delivered as part of ECS' research-led teaching philosophy.
The coursework gives students the opportunity to get hands-on experience with advanced networking, optionally with small embedded devices.