Computer Communication Networks


CMPE Degree: This course is Not Applicable for the CMPE degree.

EE Degree: This course is Not Applicable for the EE degree.

Lab Hours: 0 supervised lab hours and 0 unsupervised lab hours.

Technical Interest Group(s) / Course Type(s): Telecommunications

Course Coordinator:

Prerequisites: None.

Corequisites: None.

Catalog Description

Fundamental concepts of computer network architectures and protocols.

Course Outcomes

Not Applicable

Student Outcomes

In the parentheses for each Student Outcome:
"P" for primary indicates the outcome is a major focus of the entire course.
“M” for moderate indicates the outcome is the focus of at least one component of the course, but not majority of course material.
“LN” for “little to none” indicates that the course does not contribute significantly to this outcome.

1. ( Not Applicable ) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

2. ( Not Applicable ) An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors

3. ( Not Applicable ) An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

4. ( Not Applicable ) An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts

5. ( Not Applicable ) An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives

6. ( Not Applicable ) An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

7. ( Not Applicable ) An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Strategic Performance Indicators (SPIs)

Not Applicable

Course Objectives

Topical Outline

-Classification of Communication Networks
-Switching Methods (Circuit Switching, Packet Switching)
-Network Architectures
-Standard Committees in Telecom World
Physical Layer
-Analog and Digital Data Transmission, Transmission Impairments
-Bandwidth vs. Channel Capacity, Transmission Media
-Data Encoding, Digital Data Communication Techniques
-Asynchronous and Synchronous Transmission
-Interfacing to Physical Layer
Data Link Layer
-Framing Techniques
-Error Detection/Correction Techniques
-Flow Control (Stop-and-wait, Sliding Window)
-ARQ Error Control (Stop-and-Wait, Go-Back-N, Selective Repeat Request)
-Examples of Data Link Layer Protocols
-High Level Data Link Control Protocol
Circuit Switching
-Circuit Switching Networks, Switching Concepts, Routing
-Control Signaling
Network Layer
-Main Tasks of the Network Layer
-Routing, Traffic Control
-Examples of Network Layer Protocols (CCITT X.25, Internet (IP) Protocol)
Local Area Networks
-IEEE 802.3: Bus with CSMA/CD Protocol
-IEEE 802.5: Token Ring
-Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI)
-Distributed Queue Dual Bus (DQDB)
-Fast Ethernet
Transport Layer
-Quality of Service (Grade of Service)
-Transport Ptotocol Mechanisms
-Flow Control and Congestion Control in TCP
-Congestion Management (Reliable Networks)
-Examples of Transport Protocols (UDP, TCP)
-Connectionless Internetworking
-The Internet Protocol, Routing Protocol
Satellite Networks
-Channel Allocation Methods (FDMA, TDMA, CDMA, TRMA)
Packet Radio Networks
-Centralized Packet Radio Network: ALOHANET
-Routing and Flow Control, Packet Radio Access Protocols
ATM Networks
-Basic Concepts of ATM
-Multiplexing, Broadband Switching
-ATM Cell Structure, ATM Layer, ATM Adaptation Layers