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G52CCN Computer Communications and Networks
(Last Updated:03 May 2017)

Year  09/10

Total Credits: 10

Level: Level 2

Target Students:  Second year undergraduate students in the School of Computer Science.  Available to JYA/Erasmus students.

Taught Semesters:

Spring Assessed by end of Spring Semester 

Prerequisites: None.

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  This module provides a basic introduction to computer communication networks. It provides an overview of underlying technologies including data transmission techniques, Local Area Networks, Wide Area Networks, internet working and networkapplications. Particular attention is paid to the Internet environment and the TCP/IP protocols.

Module Web Links:
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  • Method and Frequency of Class:

    ActivityNumber Of WeeksNumber of sessionsDuration of a session
    Lecture 12 weeks2 per week1 hour

    Activities may take place every teaching week of the Semester or only in specified weeks. It is usually specified above if an activity only takes place in some weeks of a Semester

    Method of Assessment: 

    Assessment TypeWeightRequirements
    Exam 1 100 2 hr written examination 

    Dr G Hopkins
    Dr M Radenkovic

    Education Aims:  To present a broad overview of computer communications and networks.

    Learning Outcomes:  Knowledge and Understanding: An understanding of the principle technologies within the area. Intellectual Skills: The ability to understand complex ideas and relate them to specific situations. Professional Skills: The ability to understand, evaluate and select appropriate network designs and protocols.

    Offering School:  Computer Science

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