Department:Computing and Communications (School of)
Level:Postgraduate (Masters level)
Course Convenor:Dr CJ Edwards
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Curriculum Design: Outline Syllabusback to top
- Routing: multicast and inter-domain
- Congestion Control: TCP performance and multicast
- Understanding router components: queuing, scheduling, shaping, policing, marking, forwarding, switching.
- Quality of Service: definition, architectures (IntServ, DiffServ, MPLS, etc), policies.
- Traffic and performance engineering.
Educational Aims: Subject Specific: Knowledge, Understanding and Skillsback to top
At the end of the course, students will have gained an in-depth understanding of the core components of the Internet and their impact on network performance. They will have acquired the skills to design and fine tune Internet networks.
Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific: Knowledge, Understanding and Skillsback to top
The Internet is poised to play an increased role in all aspects of business and life. New Internet services, including voice and video, as well as data, will be deployed to support a wealth of new networked applications. The goal of this course is to describe the fundamental issues arising in such multiservice networks, and to give students an in-depth understanding of the technologies that have been, or will be, deployed in the Internet to solve these issues.
Curriculum Design: Select Bibliographyback to top
A reading list consisting of current research papers available on the Internet will be distributed at the beginning of class.