CS5222 - Computer Networks and Internets

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Computer Science
Credit Units
Course Duration
One semester
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2016/17

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

The aims of this course is to (i) introduce the fundamental concepts of computer networks using the TCP/IP Model as a framework; (ii) develop understanding in the structure, operation, and application protocols of the Internet.  Specifically this course
(i) introduces the concept of layered architecture in computer networks and the structure of the TCP/IP model;
(ii) covers the design issues in providing reliable transport of data in the lower protocol layers and the services provided in the higher layers;
(iii) examines the characteristics, technologies and current standards in local area networks;
(iv) covers the main protocol elements of the TCP/IP protocol suit;
(v) examines the structure, naming and routing aspects of the Internet;
(vi) examines some of the main Internet application protocols.

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

Continuous Assessment: 30%
Examination: 70%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Detailed Course Information


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