ECE 46300 - Introduction to Computer Communication NetworksLecture Hours: 3 Credits: 3
This is an experiential learning course.
Normally Offered: Each Fall
Requisites by Topic:
Advanced C Programming, Data Structures
An introduction to the design and implementation of computer communication networks. The focus is on the concepts and the fundamental design principles that have contributed to the global Internet's success. Topics include: digital transmission and multiplexing, protocols, MAC layer design (Ethernet/802.11), LAN interconnects and switching, congestion/flow/error control, routing, addressing, performance evaluation, internetworking (Internet) including TCP/IP, HTTP, DNS etc. This course will include one or more programming projects.
- Computer Networks: A Systems Approach, 5th Edition, Larry Peterson and Bruce Davie, Morgan Kaufmann, 2011, ISBN No. 0123850592.
- Course Notes.
- Unix Network Programming, Volume 1: The Sockets Networking API, 3rd Edition, Richard Stevens, Bill Fenner and Andrew Rudoff, Addison Wesley, 2003, ISBN No. 0131411551.
Learning Outcomes:A student who successfully fulfills the course requirements will have demonstrated:
- an understanding of the fundamental principles underlying packet switching networks, and different Local Area Network technologies. [1,6]
- an ability to implement network protocols using network socket programming. [1,2]
- an understanding of the key principles behind retransmission protocols, congestion control algorithms, and TCP. 
- an understanding of the basic concepts of routing. [1,6]
|2||Introduction and Overview|
|2||Switching and Multiplexing|
|2||Internet Architecture and Layering|
|4||Data Link Layer, Ethernet, Wireless|
|3||LAN Interconnects, hubs, bridges|
|3||Internetworking, naming, addressing, IP fragmentation|
|5||Intra-domain routing (RIP, OSPF), Inter-domain routing (BGP)|
|6||TCP, reliable transfer and congestion control|
|2||Domain Name Service|
|4||Performance Evaluation and Quality of Service|
|3||Applications: HTTP, peer-to-peer, video|
Engineering Design Content:
Engineering Design Consideration(s):