Module/Course Description

Course Title: Computer Networks

Course Code: UU-COM-3020-MW

Programme: Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Computer Science - MW

Credits: 24.00

Course Description:

Module Description

The Module demonstrates the basic computer networking technologies and the required infrastructure which comprises the key steps involved in the communication process. It establishes amongst students a solid knowledge of the layered approach that makes design, implementation and operation of extensive networks possible.  

Module Aim

This Module’s aim is to build in students an understanding of the fundamental concepts of computer networking and introduce the students to advanced networking concepts.

Module Learning Outcomes

After completing of the module students, should be able to:

  1. Enumerate the layers functionality of the TCP/IP model
  2. Explain the basic protocols of computer networks, and how they can be used to assist in network design and implementation
  3. Analyse the physical and logical as well as the electrical characteristics of digital signals and basic methods of data transmission
  4. Describe the concepts and requirements hosted in communication protocols and provide an overview of data communication standards
  5. Analyze basic protocols involved in wired/wireless communication process. Local area networks (mac-csma-cd/ethernet, token ring, fddi, and others), and for wide area networks using the tcp/ip, udp/ip
  6. Describe conceptual development of the basic design principles in wired and wireless communication networks.
  7. Evaluate the principles of open systems and the transport/application protocols, which facilitate them
  8. Identify the utilized fundamentals and technologies of physical, data-link and network layers.
  9. Link different network performance concepts and traffic issues for quality of service (QoS) in broadband communication.

Prerequisites: UU-BA-IND100, UU-FNT-103

Prerequisites Categories: Year 1, Year 2

Typical Module duration: 7.0


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