Communication Networks (EE403) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Communication Networks EE403 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
EE 316
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Drill and Practice, Problem Solving.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Prof. Dr. Ali Kara
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To gain an understanding of the concepts and techniques used to model and implement communications between processes residing on independent hosts. To give an understanding of service definitions and protocol specifications of layers. To give an understanding of general techniques for networking tasks such as; error control, flow control, switching, and routing. To give an understanding of how existing communication networks work.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Able to identify different network topologies
  • Able to demonstrate understanding of layered structures of OSI and TCP/IP reference models.
  • Able to distinguish layer, protocol, service, and interface.
  • Able to apply framing methods (character count, bit stuffing, byte stuffing) to a bit string.
  • Able to calculate cylic redundancy check for a bit string.
  • Able to apply Hamming coding/decoding to a bit string.
  • Able to verify elementary data link protocols by Petri Nets or C language.
  • Able to model and analyse simple discrete event based systems by Petri Nets.
  • Able to apply Manchester encoding/decoding to a bit string.
  • Able to distinguish repeater, hub, switch, router, and gateway.
  • Able to assign IP numbers in a small network including subnetting.
  • Able to identify fundamentals of industrial networks.
Course Content Introduction. Architecture, OSI layer, topologies. Communication interface and data link control, error detection and correction. Circuit and packet switching, ATM and Frame relay, congestion control. Ethernet, token ring and FDDI, wireless LANs. Internet protocols (IP), internetwork operation, transport protocol (TCP), network security, ISDN and b

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Basic Concepts Please, review the lecture notes and glance this week’s topics from your text book.
2 Protocol Hierarchy of Network Software Please, review the lecture notes and glance this week’s topics from your text book.
3 Network Architectures Please, review the lecture notes and glance this week’s topics from your text book.
4 Network Architectures Please, review the lecture notes and glance this week’s topics from your text book.
5 Data Link Layer Please, review the lecture notes and glance this week’s topics from your text book.
6 Elementary Data Link Protocols Please, review the lecture notes and glance this week’s topics from your text book.
7 Protocol Verification Please, review the lecture notes and glance this week’s topics from your text book.
8 Medium Access Control and Logical Link Control Sublayer Please, review the lecture notes and glance this week’s topics from your text book.
9 Medium Access Control and Logical Link Control Sublayer Please, review the lecture notes and glance this week’s topics from your text book.
10 Network Layer Please, review the lecture notes and glance this week’s topics from your text book.
11 Transport Layer Please, review the lecture notes and glance this week’s topics from your text book.
12 Transport Layer Please, review the lecture notes and glance this week’s topics from your text book.
13 Application Layer Please, review the lecture notes and glance this week’s topics from your text book.
14 Introduction to Industrial Networks Please, review the lecture notes and glance this week’s topics from your text book.
15 Final examination period Review of topics
16 Final examination period Review of topics

Sources

Course Book 1. Andrew S. Tanenbaum, “Computer Networks”, 4th Edition, Pearson Education International, 2003, ISBN: 0-13-038488-7.
Other Sources 2. William Stallings, “Computer Networking with Internet Protocols and Technology”, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2004, ISBN: 0-13-141098-9.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 60
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 3 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Ability to apply knowledge on Mathematics, Science and Engineering to advanced systems.
2 Implementing long-term research and development studies in major areas of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
3 Ability to use modern engineering tools, techniques and facilities in design and other engineering applications.
4 Graduating researchers active on innovation and entrepreneurship.
5 Ability to report and present research results effectively.
6 Increasing the performance on accessing information resources and on following recent developments in science and technology.
7 An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
8 Increasing the performance on effective communications in both Turkish and English.
9 Increasing the performance on project management.
10 Ability to work successfully at project teams in interdisciplinary fields.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Laboratory
Application
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 2 28
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project
Report
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 15 30
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 19 19
Total Workload 125