Course Description

Course Name

Communication System and Network Design I

Session: VCPF3121

Hours & Credits

12 Host University Units

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Course outline:
This course is an advanced introduction to Networks: Internet, protocol, network edge, core network and access networks, circuit switching and packet switching, LAN topology, physical media, layered architecture, performance, protocol model. Application layer: service, client-server paradigm, network applications: web and http, ftp, email, ssh, DNS, p2p file sharing, socket programming. Transport layer: transport layer services, multiplexing/demultiplexing, Network layer: Introduction, virtual circuit and datagram networks, router, Internet Protocol datagram, fragmentation, IPv4, Physical layer: Digital information, Digital communication system, Sampling, Pulse modulation, Quantization, Pulse code modulation, Bandpass modulation schemes ASK, FSK, PSK, Phase-shift keying and amplitude phase keying in vector representation, Orthogonal frequency shift keying, and QPSK.

36 lectures, 10 tutorials, 3 practicals

DP requirements: Completion of laboratory assignments and tutorials, and at least 40% class mark.

Assessment: Tutorials & Laboratories (14%), Class Test (36%), June Examination (50%).

Course Entry Requirements: EEE2039W

*Course content subject to change