Module Descriptor School of Computer Science and Statistics
|Module Name||Telecommunications II|
|Module Short Title|
Lecture hours: 22, Lab hours: 22, Tutorial hours: 11
|Module Personnel||Dr Stefan Weber|
When students have successfully completed this module they should be able to
The module is structured following the Open Systems Interconnect (OSI) model and consists of two parts.
The first part of the module focuses on the concepts and mechanisms that are employed in Layer 2 of the OSI model, the Data Link layer. This layer is concerned with the delivery of data between two immediately connected devices i.e. devices that share a common physical medium. The layer coordinates the access to the physical medium and attempts to detect and correct errors introduced by the transfer of signals over the physical medium. The concepts that are employed in this layer are discussed and the students are given exercises that demonstrate the application of these concepts.>
The second part of the course focuses on Layer 3 of the OSI model. Layer 3, the Network layer, focuses on the interconnection of individual local networks. This layer employs concepts that hide the communication through a LANs and provide an abstraction that allows the communication across various interconnected LANs. The understanding of the mechanisms employed in this layer is essential to the understanding of the implementations and performance of current network technology.
Specific topics addressed in this module include:
|Recommended Reading List|
CS1025 and CS1031
The course work accounts for 20% of the final mark of the module and the written examination for the remaining 80%.
Assessment in the supplementals is by 100% written examination only.
|Academic Year of Data||2017/18|