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Computer Networks (E)

level of course unit

Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

Students know the principles of computer networks and their components. They understand specific
protocols, mechanisms, and algorithms on all layers of computer communication

prerequisites and co-requisites

: Courses of the previous semester successfully completed

course contents

Principles: Network Software, Network Hardware, Reference Models; The Physical Layer: Guided Transmission,
Wireless Transmission; The Data Link Layer: Framing, Error Detection, Elementary Protocols;
The MAC Sublayer: Multiple Access Protocols, Ethernet, Wireless LANs; The Network Layer: Design Issues,
Routing, Internetworking, The Network Layer in the Internet; The Transport Layer: Services, UDP, TCP;
The Application Layer: Principles, some protocols, e.g. DNS, Email, HTTP/HTTPS

recommended or required reading

- Comer, Douglas E.: Computer Networks and Internets: With Internet Applications, 6th Ed. - Upper Saddle River,
Pearson Education, 2015.
- Kurose, James F.; Ross, Keith W.: Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach, 7th Ed. - Edinburgh, Pearson, 2017.
- Panko, Raymond R.; Panko, Julia A.: Business Data Networks and Security, 10th Ed. - Edinburgh, Pearson, 2015.
- Tanenbaum, Andrew S.: Computer Networks, 5th Ed. - Boston, Pearson, 2011.

assessment methods and criteria

submission and presentation of tasks and/or written exam (together with ’Computer Networks Lab’ as module-based grading)

language of instruction

English

number of ECTS credits allocated

3

eLearning quota in percent

20

course-hours-per-week (chw)

2

planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, group work, presentation and discussion of student tasks

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered

3

name of lecturer(s)

Prof. (FH) Dr. Johannes Lüthi

year of study

2

recommended optional program components

none

course unit code

NET1

type of course unit

integrated lecture

mode of delivery

Compulsory

work placement(s)

not applicable