COMP2001J Computer Networks

Academic Year 2021/2022

This module introduces the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) networking stack to students, and goes through the various layers in detail. The topics covered include: network Types, functions, topologies, transmissions, switching, routing, management, reference models, architectures, protocols and standards; network user applications; flow and congestion control strategies; design and implementation considerations; use in Internet systems.

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Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to understand the different parts of the OSI stack; be familiar with the principle topics and issues in computer networking and be capable of demonstrating knowledge of the basics of network programming.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning








Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
lectures and lab work 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: Practicals and Lab Exams Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Examination: Final Exam 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

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Name Role
Dr Seán Russell Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Jiaying Guo Tutor
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.

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