- Code COMP6331
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Computer Science
- ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
- Course subject Computer Science
- Areas of interest Information Technology
This course studies the standard models for the layered approach to communication between autonomous machines in a network, and the main characteristics of data transmission across various physical link types. It considers how to design networks and protocols for diverse situations, analyses several application and support protocols from a distributed systems viewpoint, and identifies significant problem areas in networked communications.
Topics include: communication network architectures, signalling and modulation across physical media, real-world local and wide-area networks, internet protocol fundamentals, performance and monitoring of networks, routing, network security, and application protocols for distributed systems including web, email, video, internet-of-everything and other contemporary network topics.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
On completion of this unit the student should be able to:
- describe the basis and structure of an abstract layered protocol model
- describe, analyse and compare a number of datalink, network, and transport layer protocols
- design and implement datalink or network layer protocols within a simulated networking environment
- describe and analyse various related technical, administrative and social aspects of specific computer network protocols from standards documents and other primary materials found through research
- identify and apply basic theorems and formulae for the information-theoretic basis of communication and the performance of physical, datalink and network protocols
Assignments (30%); Quizzes (5%); Final Exam (65%)
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WorkloadTwelve two-hour lectures, twelve one-hour lectures, and four two-hour tutorials. Mid-semester exam. Self-study is also expected, with an approximate 120 hours of work for the course
Requisite and Incompatibility
Tanenbaum, Andrew S. Computer Networks, Prentice Hall, 4th edition, 2003.
Stevens, W. Richard TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 1, Addison Wesley, 1994
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|Class start date
|Last day to enrol
|Class end date
|Mode Of Delivery
|25 Feb 2019
|04 Mar 2019
|31 Mar 2019
|31 May 2019