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Course module: 201600146
201600146
Network Systems
Course info
Course module201600146
Credits (ECTS)15
Course typeModule
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact persondr.ir. P.T. de Boer
E-mailp.t.deboer@utwente.nl
Lecturer(s)
PreviousNext 3
Lecturer
dr. H.F.M. Aarts
Lecturer
dr.ir. P.T. de Boer
Contactperson for the course
dr.ir. P.T. de Boer
Lecturer
dr. M.M.J.F. Janssen
Lecturer
dr. J. de Jong
Academic year2017
Starting block
2A
RemarksModulecoordinator: dr. ir. P.T. de Boer
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
Learning goals
After following this course students should be able to:
  1. understand basic principles in communication systems, networks, and networked applications
  2. describe and understand key protocols underlying the operation of the Internet
  3. make simple quantitative models of network systems, and use them to evaluate these systems
  4. analyze the behavior of common networking systems using network monitoring tools
  5. design and implement basic networking protocols and applications
  6. work with systems of linear equations, vectors, matrices, linear transformations and explain the connections between these concepts
  7. work with subspaces of Rn and determinants and connect them with the previous concepts
  8. write a solid line of argument, based on a clear question and understand the basic principles of effective presentations.
Content
The module Network Systems focuses on computer networking for open infrastructures, such as the Internet and GSM/UMTS, as well as embedded networks, such as sensor, in-car and home-automation networks. Such networks are typically designed using a layered architecture of protocols. This course covers all layers of this architecture: physical layer (e.g., Shannon limit, error correction, propagation), link layer (e.g., medium access control, retransmission schemes, switching), network layer (e.g., routing, addressing, router architecture), transport (e.g., congestion control, flow control), and application layer (email, web, peer2peer). It covers both basic principles of communication systems, networks, and networked applications, as well as the operation of key protocols underlying the operation of the Internet (e.g. Ethernet, IP, TCP, DNS). Furthermore, the course treats security aspects, some basic performance models, and network monitoring tools.

For information about the mathematics part of the module (including instruction forms, grading, course material, etc., please see the relevant blackboard page (you have to be logged in and enrolled).

assessment:
average of math and the 4 written tests must  be at least 5.5; each of math and the 4 written tests must be at least 5.0; only one of math and the 4 written tests is allowed to be below 5.5.
Assumed previous knowledge
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PARTICIPATING STUDY
B-CS
Required materials
Book
Computer Networks – a systems approach, Larry L. Peterson and Bruce S. Davie, Morgan Kaufmann, 5th edition, international student edition, ISBN 978-0-12-385138-3, 2012
Book
Skill Sheets, Rob van Tulder, Pearson, 2nd edition, ISBN: 978-90-430-2313-9, 2012
Reader
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Recommended materials
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Instructional modes
Challenge

Colstructie

Observation

Project

Tutorial

Tests
Mathematics C1 Cayley

Network Systems Theory

Remark
4 written exams

Network Systems Projects

Remark
challenges, integration project

Additional Requirements

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