|Course Code :||1001WETTEL|
|Study domain:||Computer Science|
|Semester:||Semester: 1st semester|
|Study load (hours):||168|
|Contract restrictions: ||No contract restriction|
|Language of instruction :||Dutch|
|Exam period:||exam in the 1st semester|
At the start of this course the student should have acquired the following competences:
Specific prerequisites for this course:
The student has a profound knowledge of layered architecture of communication systems. The student has an overview of the most important protocols of each layer, such as ethernet, IP, TCP, IEEE802.11,
2. Learning outcomes
The student is expected to acquire insight into the principal contemporary telecommunications systems, with regard to backbone networks as well as access networks.
This learning outcome corresponds to the general learning outcomes defined for a bachelor in computer science:
- the student is able to solve problems related to communication networks, using the knowledge he/she has acquired.
- the student is able to implement a network protocol, where choices need to be made concerning the software to be used, the integration with other components, etc...
- since the assignments are made in a small group, communication with colleagues is very important.
3. Course contents
The purpose of this course is to discuss the architecture and functioning of a number of contemporary telecommunications systems . Use is made of the ISO reference model previously studied in the Computer Networks course (1st Bachelor). More specifically, the following telecommunications systems are dealt with: telephony networks,
/PDH networks, ISDN networks, ATM networks,
/IP networks (Internet) with emphasis on Quality of Service support, access networks (APON, ADSL/VDSL), mobile networks (GSM, GPRS), Wireless
. Besides the general principles applied in the design and application of such networks, the course also considers the architectural aspects.
4. Teaching method
Class contact teaching: LecturesLaboratory sessions
Project-based work:In group
5. Assessment method and criteria
Examination: Written without oral presentationClosed bookPractical examination
6. Study material
Slides available from www.pats.ua.ac.be
The following study material can be studied on a voluntary basis:
More information on the subjects discussed in this course can be found in:
W. Stallings, Data en computer communications (MacMillan)
F. Halsall, Data communications, computer networks and open systems (Addison-Wesley)
A. Tanenbaum, Computer Networks (Prentice-Hall)
J. Kurose, K. Ross, Computer Networking, a top-down approach featuring the Internet, Addison-Wesley, 2001
7. Contact information
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. C. Blondia firstname.lastname@example.org tel. 03 2653903 Gebouw G, CMI, bureel G1.04a
Assistants: Bart Braem en Michael Voorhaen email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org tel 03 26533291 Gebouw G, CMI, bureel G3.30
(+)last update: 22/08/2011 16:57 chris.blondia