After following this course students should be able to:
- understand basic principles in communication systems, networks, and networked applications
- describe and understand key protocols underlying the operation of the Internet
- make simple quantitative models of network systems, and use them to evaluate these systems
- analyze the behavior of common networking systems using network monitoring tools
- design and implement basic networking protocols and applications
- write a solid line of argument, based on a clear question and understand the basic principles of effective presentations.
The module Network Systems focuses on computer networking for open infrastructures, such as the Internet and GSM/UMTS/5G, 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 Canvas page (you have to be logged in and enrolled).
Of the three theory tests one is allowed to be below 5.5 if it is at least 5.0 and their weighted average is still al least 5.5.
The grade of the integration project, and the average of the challenge grades, must each be at least 5.5.
Recommended materials-Instructional modes
|Computer Networks – a systems approach, Larry L. Peterson and Bruce S. Davie, Morgan Kaufmann, 6th edition, available online for free.|
|Made available via Canvas.|
|Network Systems Theory|
Remark3 written exams
|Network Systems Projects|
Remarkchallenges, integration project