Module Descriptor School of Computer Science and Statistics
|Module Name||Next Generation Networks|
|Module Short Title|
3 lecture hours per week
|Module Personnel||Prof Marco Ruffini and Prof Nicola Marchetti|
On successful completion of this module a student will be able to:
NS3LO1 Describe the basic characteristics, structure and operation of wired and wireless networks.
NS3LO2 Identify appropriate architectural models, systems strategies and use cases for a range of modern network concepts.
NS3LO3 Reason about the challenges and impediments that new, disruptive networking paradigms encounter, as well as their appropriate application.
NS3LO4 Implement solutions to key challenges in modern network architecture, e.g., scalability, cost effectiveness and energy efficiency.
NS3LO5 Implement solutions to key challenges in the wireless space e.g. mobility, interference, energy consumption.
NS3LO6 Evaluate the performance of queues and develop network traffic models.
NS3LO7 Assess the operation of medium access protocols in contemporary wireless standards for local and wide area networks, and Internet of Things, and discuss co-existence between different types of systems.
This module aims to provide both a theoretical and practical understanding of modern and next generation networking and systems concepts, principles, practices and technologies. Contemporary and emerging wired and wireless network systems are targeted.
Students will be exposed to a variety of system platforms, architectures, protocols, models and algorithms, with a strong focus on key design principles and practices e.g. performance, scalability, mobility, virtualization.
The module also aims to highlight some of the relevant ongoing research and innovation in the space taking place within Ireland and internationally.
|Recommended Reading List|
Fundamentals of Telecommunications
Fundamentals of Wireless Communications
Exam: 70% Coursework: 30%
The pass mark averaged between exam and course work is 40%.
Assessment in the Supplemental session will be based on 100% exam
|Module Website||Fundamentals of Telecommunications Fundamentals of Wireless Communications|
|Academic Year of Data||2018/19|