Computer Networks

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Course Code: 
MCN 7100
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 1
Year of Study: 
Year 1
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Graduate Level
Course Description & Objectives: 
  • This is an introductory course in computer networks and communication. Areas covered in the course will include Formatting and transmission of digital information over various media; Open Systems Interconnection Reference Model; Functions and specification of data link layer; Data link layer protocols; Networking and internetworking principles; Internet routing, congestion control and operation. Local area networks: Topologies, medium access under contention, basic queuing principles, fundamental performance evaluation.


  • This course provides a broad overview of computer networking, covering application layer, trans- port layer, network layer, and link layers. It covers basic concepts in computer networking as well as the prominent Internet protocols.
Learning Outcomes: 

A successful learner from the course shall obtain a knowledge and understanding of computer communication network concepts that is very instrumental in building the foundation of the whole program.  Completing students are expected to be very conversant  with  the computer network models and structure in terms of theoretical concepts of network protocols and components.  

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