Singapore University of Social Sciences

Computer Communication - Computer Networking (ICT210)

Synopsis

This course introduces various types of computer networks including wide area networks and local area networks, their architectures and protocols. Topics include circuit switching, packet switching, X.25, LAN technology, Ethernet, bridges, switches and TCP/IP protocols.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every semester
E-Learning: BLENDED - Learning is done MAINLY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. This is supplemented with SOME face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, this will be administered on-campus.

Topics

  • Circuit Switching and Packet Switching
  • Routing in switched networks
  • Local Area Networks
  • High Speed LANs
  • Internet Protocols
  • Transport Protocols

Learning Outcome

  • Explain wide area networks and related circuit switching and packet switching techniques
  • Analyze routing techniques and least-cost paths
  • Discuss Local Area Networks and Gigabit Ethernet
  • Illustrate the operations of bridges and switches
  • Explain wireless LAN technology and applications
  • Outline the concepts of Internet and TCP, UDP transport protocols
  • Review technical descriptions of present and future digital communication techniques, networks and services
  • Analyze and design networking applications in organizations
  • Implement different communication options within an organization
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