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Module Code: EEE413
Module Title: Data Communication and Communication Networks
Module Level: Level 4
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Pre-requisites: N/A
This module aims to provide students fundamental understanding of network protocols and architectures, a common basis for the study of advanced modules in wireless and optical networking, and to enable them to use tools & techniques for the design and analysis of the performance of network protocols and architectures.
Learning outcomes 
A. Gain critical insight into the operation of key network protocols and algorithms for MAC, routing/switching, and TCP flow/congestion control.

B. Design and analyse the performance of network protocols and architectures using mathematical techniques and/or computer simulations.

C. Assess the operational issues in network architectures and protocols.

D. Plan the deployment of network systems appropriate for target customers and geographical areas.

Method of teaching and learning 
This module will be delivered through a combination of formal lectures and supervised laboratory sessions.

Coursework is not normally anonymously marked as staff wish to provide meaningful feedback.
1. Network classification: Local area, metropolitan area, wide area networks and Internet.

2. ISO protocol reference model for open systems interconnection (OSI), and TCP/IP model.

3. Local area networks: Ethernet, token ring, token bus, priority control methods, performance issues.

4. Layer 2 issues: Framing, MAC and bridging

5. Internetworking: Network layer architecture and routing protocols

6. Flow and congestion control: Basic queueing theory and network simulation techniques for the analysis of algorithms and protocols

7. Advanced network architectures for optical, wireless, and hybrid optical-wireless networks

The brief outline of lectures are:

1. Introduction and Reference Models

2. Queueing Theory and Network Simulation

3. Data Link Layer: Flow Control and MAC Protocols

4. Network Layer: Routing

5. Network Layer: Congestion Control and QoS

6. Transport Layer: UDP

7. Transport Layer: TCP

8. Q&A Session for Term Projects

9. Advanced Network Architectures: Optical Networks

10. Advanced Network Architectures: Wireless and Hybrid Networks

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 52      8    90  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Coursework 1 15.00
2 Coursework 2 15.00
3 Final Exam 70.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 6/2/2020 12:28:31 AM