Communications Engineering II

General Course Information

The lectures cover many aspects of Internet communications. An emphasis will be placed on the practical aspects of IP communications and will cover the interconnection of computers using a Local Area Network and the Internet. The course will consider the operation of the protocols and the performance of particular configurations. A full syllabus is provided online.

The course will consist of:

Students should read the information on these pages on the web, since the information provided will be an examinable part of the syllabus. Most of this material will be presented in the form of lectures, but students are expected to spend time in private study, attending tutorials, attempting tutorial "exam" questions, and in using the additional material made available via these web pages.

The syllabus contains links to pages on a range of subjects which will also be covered by the lectures. Copies of some of the overhead transparencies which will be used in the lectures also available on-line in PostScript format. These will be available in the documents area.

* N.B. The syllabus for this course has changed significantly over the past few years, before attempting exam questions., please do check the course still covers the topic. These questions are provided on a best effort service - some of the solutions do contain small mistakes which are not corrected in these electronics copies.

The material in the lectures will be supported by tutorials. There will be tutorial problems sheets. In addition, some on-line information with questions and answers are provided on the following world-wide-web pages.

Students should note that the information provided here on the web is a


part of the course. As a part of the 4 hours allocated each week to private study for the course, each student is expected to have read the information which is provided and to have conducted the exercises described on the pages which follow. These on-line pages form an examinable part of the course.

The course will be examined by one written paper of 3 hours (90%) and continuous assessment (10%). The paper will include questions covering the topics presented in the syllabus. The students are expected to learn through attendance at lectures, participation in tutorials, and through reading material on the web pages and found in recommended text books.

since 2015, the continuous assessment will be based on an exercise to decode Ethernet frames.

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