CSE 408: Advanced Computer Network

Offered Under: B.Sc. in Computer Science & Engineering (CSE)
Description

This unit provides an advanced and insightful look into the design, analysis and performance evaluation of telecommunication networks. Key topics covered in the course include: benefits of high speed networks such as effectiveness, cost and customer control; functions and characteristics of several services and technologies such as Personal Communication Services, Frame Relay, Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM), SONET/SDH and Switched Multimegabit Data Services; Protocol modeling and verification techniques; ATM LANs, multimedia communication; Analysis of protocols for data link, network and transport layers; Network design; Operating system views of communication.



Course Type Major
Credit Hour 3
Lecture Hour 45
Expected Outcome(s):
  • Understanding of the architecture and underlying protocols along with scalability, complexity and robustness issues of telecommunication networks and systems.
  • Preparedness for further study in access mechanisms, design and analysis of network protocols, routing algorithms and performance evaluation methodologies.


Grading Policy:

Biweekly Quiz, One Midterm Exam, One Final Exam, Project


Letter Grade Marks Grade Point
A 90 - 100 4.00
A- 85 - 89 3.70
B+ 80 - 84 3.30
B 75 - 79 3.00
B- 70 - 74 2.70
C+ 65 - 69 2.30
C 60 - 64 2.00
C- 55 - 59 1.70
D+ 50 - 54 1.30
D 45 - 49 4.00
F 00 - 44 4.00