COMP30040 Networks and Internet Systems

Academic Year 2019/2020

This module introduces the OSI 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. There will be a few hot topics included each year.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Understand the different parts of the OSI stack
2. Be familiar with most of the main topics in networking
3. Have practical experience in the network laboratory exercises

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours




Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
This module is based around an introduction to networks that is broad and is assessed by a final exam, as well as a practical element assessed in weekly labs done individually. 
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
Examination: Final Exam 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No


Continuous Assessment: practicals every week during semester Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


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

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

The grading is made available for each of the lab elements as soon as possible post event to help them prepare for the next.