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COMP4416: Advanced Network Technologies

2024 unit information

The unit introduces networking concepts beyond the best effort service of the core TCP/IP protocol suite. Understanding of the fundamental issues in building an integrated multi-service network for global Internet services, taking into account service objectives, application characteristics and needs and network mechanisms will be discussed. Enables students to understand the core issues and be aware of proposed solutions so they can actively follow and participate in the development of the Internet beyond the basic bit transport service.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Computer Science

Code COMP4416
Academic unit Computer Science
Credit points 6
Enrolment in a thesis unit. INFO4001 or INFO4911 or INFO4991 or INFO4992 or AMME4111 or BMET4111 or CHNG4811 or CIVL4022 or ELEC4712 or COMP4103 or SOFT4103 or DATA4103 or ISYS4103
Assumed knowledge:
COMP3221 or ELEC3506

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand the need for QoS management, philosophies applied to different standards today, and system solutions
  • LO2. analyse the transmission behaviour in terms of throughput and latency, and understand the differences introduced with general congestion control
  • LO3. construct networks and calculate performance metrics and dimension, according to specification
  • LO4. understand current frameworks and standards families for QoS implmentation, and realisation of queuing management
  • LO5. understand statistical concepts, probability distributions, and other theories underpinning the area of distributed systems
  • LO6. implement network protocols from scratch, according to a given specification, to carry out on a network of computers
  • LO7. analyse the results of simulation and experimental studies, and appreciate the relative merit/accuracy of obtained results.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal evening Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2023
Normal evening Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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