CS3270 - Fundamentals of Computer Networks and the Internet

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Computer Science
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
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Course Aims

This course aims to provide an introduction to the major concepts in computer networks, including the structure and main protocols of the Internet. Students will come to understand basic data communication and the techniques of building computer networks. They will also develop an appreciation of the evolution of the Internet and how it has scaled to become the premier interconnection network of the world.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 30%
Examination: 70%
Examination Duration: 1.5 hours
For a student to pass the course, at least 30% of the maximum mark for the examination must be obtained.
Detailed Course Information


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