CS3201 - Computer Networks

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Computer Science
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Exclusive Courses:
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2020/21
Semester A 2021/22 (Tentative)

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

This course aims to introduce some of the fundamental concepts in data communication and computer networks.  The framework of the course is the layered architecture, with the lower layers up to and including the  transport layer as the main focus. Examples will be drawn liberally from the Internet to illustrate abstract concepts so that students can understand how a computer network actually works.

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

Continuous Assessment: 30%
Examination: 70%
Examination Duration: 2 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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