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ELEC3222 Computer Networks

Module Overview

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

- To provide an introduction to modern computer networks and the Internet - To describe network architectures and principles - To describe the components and layers of the TCP/IP network model used on the Internet - To describe emerging network technologies and security issues - To give experience in designing and building embedded network devices - To expose students to networking standards.

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • Understand the architecture and components of computer networks
  • Understand issues regarding the security of modern computer networks
Transferable and Generic Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Interpret standardisation documents
Subject Specific Practical Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Design and analyse embedded networked devices and systems

Syllabus

- Network architectures and principles Layered networking models (e.g. TCP/IP) - Physical networks and their design Wireless networks - Data link layer (e.g. Ethernet, Wi-Fi) - Network layer (e.g. IP networking, addressing, routing, QoS, multicast) Transport layer (e.g. - TCP and UDP) - Application layer - Standardisation of communication protocols - Principles of network security - Emerging network technologies - Networking for constrained embedded devices - Development environments for constrained embedded devices and networks

Learning and Teaching

TypeHours
Completion of assessment task21
Revision10
Tutorial12
Lecture24
Follow-up work12
Preparation for scheduled sessions12
Wider reading or practice59
Total study time150

Assessment

Assessment Strategy

Laboratory sessions are scheduled in the labs on level 2 of the Zepler building. Length of each session: 3 hours Number of sessions completed by each student: 3 Max number of students per session: unlimited Demonstrator:student ratio: 1:12 Preferred teaching weeks: 3 to 5

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Coursework 40%
Exam 60%

Referral

MethodPercentage contribution
Coursework marks carried forward %
Exam %

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal

Linked modules

Pre-requisites

To study this module, you will need to have studied the following module(s):

CodeModule
ELEC1201Programming
ELEC2221Digital Systems and Signal Processing
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