Module Descriptor School of Computer Science and Statistics
|Module Name||Computer Networks|
|Module Short Title|
|Contact Hours||Lecture hours: 33|
|Module Personnel||Assistant Prof. Hitesh Tewari|
Upon completion of this module, students will be able to:
This module introduces students to computer networks and concentrates on building a firm foundation for understanding Data Communications and Computer Networks. It is based around the OSI Reference Model that deals with the major issues in the bottom three (Physical, Data Link and Network) layers of the model. Students are also introduced to the areas of Network Security and Mobile Communications. This module provides the student with fundamental knowledge of the various aspects of computer networking and enables students to appreciate recent developments in the area.
The lectures are designed to provide students with a better knowledge of some of the important networking protocols - students attend formal lectures during which they are given handouts of the module notes with a few gaps that they fill in during the module of the lecture. The emphasis during the lecture is on allowing the student to focus on the lecture and pose questions on various issues that may arise. They are given recent journal and conference papers that provide them with an overview of recent and emerging developments in data communications and networking.
|Recommended Reading List|
Assessment is by means of a formal written end-of-year two-hour examination and by assessment of the practical sessions. Practical sessions (the module project work and tutorials) carry a mark of up to 20% of the end-of-year mark and the examination makes up the remaining 80%.
The supplemental assessment will be based solely (i.e. 100%) on the written exam.
|Academic Year of Data|