ELEC3550 - Computer Networks for Engineers

This course focuses on the Internet and a modern treatment of computer networking. Topics include network services, application, transport and network layers, local area networks, wireless and mobile networks, multimedia networking and network security. Prerequisite: ELEC3150, Object-Oriented Programming for Engineers. Corequisite: ELEC3725, Computer Architecture.

Course Objectives


  1. Demonstrate basic knowledge of performance metrics, such as packet transfer time, delay, round-trip-time and throughput.
  2. Demonstrate basic knowledge of wireless metrics and parameters, such as transmission range, interference range, and attenuation as a function of node separation.
  3. Demonstrate basic knowledge of the Internet architecture and design practices such as Internet sub-netting and fragmentation.
  4. Demonstrate familiarity of wired and wireless networking issues and differences, network performance, and IPv4 to IPv6 transition strategies.
  5. Demonstrate ability to use packet sniffer tools for traffic analysis.
  6. Identify basic issues related to internet security.

Updated Fall 2017


Student Outcomes

(6) An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.


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