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COMP5416: Advanced Network Technologies

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.

Code COMP5416
Academic unit Computer Science
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
COMP3221 OR ELEC3506 OR ELEC9506 OR ELEC5740 OR COMP5116 OR COMP9121

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.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.