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During 2021 we will continue to support students who need to study remotely due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 and travel restrictions. Make sure you check the location code when selecting a unit outline or choosing your units of study in Sydney Student. Find out more about what these codes mean. Both remote and on-campus locations have the same learning activities and assessments, however teaching staff may vary. More information about face-to-face teaching and assessment arrangements for each unit will be provided on Canvas.

Unit of study_

COMP9121: Design of Networks and Distributed Systems

The unit covers general foundations of communication systems and a detailed walk through of the implementation of the TCP/IP protocol stack, which forms the basis of the Internet. The unit also covers the basic knowledge of how to analyse, design and implement simple communication protocols. On completion of this unit students will have developed an understanding of the principles and practice of the layered model of communications architecture, the TCP/IP protocol stack and its component protocols, and various common techniques and tools for protocol analysis and design.

Code COMP9121
Academic unit Computer Science
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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COMP5116

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

  • LO1. understand and be able to use common techniques and tools for protocol analysis
  • LO2. understand the fundamentals of the TCP/IP protocol stack, and its component protocols
  • LO3. understand the principles and practice of the layered model of communications architecture
  • LO4. understand the network performance analysis by basic math tools
  • LO5. understand network security and its applications

Unit outlines

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