CSC8004 : Networks and Web Technologies
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Harold Fellermann
- Teaching Assistant: Dr Dan Nesbitt
- Owning School: Computing
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||20|
To explain how computer networks are implemented using layered protocols, and to explore the techniques used to implement network protocols at the various layers.
To provide students with a knowledge and understanding of current and emerging Internet technologies, thus giving them a perspective on the past, present and future of the Web along with an awareness of the key trade-offs in both architecture and user experience.
To introduce students to the relevant technology underlying web content delivery and presentation, and to enable them to construct simple web-based applications using common, current tools and systems
Outline Of Syllabus
Data communication - packet switching, cell switching, routing, congestion control, latency; Local Area Networks - Ethernet, ring networks; Network protocols - OSI and DARPA architectures, TCP/IP, application oriented protocols; Network security - encryption, access control.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||50||0:30||25:00||Revision for end of semester exams & exam duration|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||44||1:00||44:00||Lecture follow-up|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||44||1:00||44:00||Lectures|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||11||2:00||22:00||Practicals|
|Guided Independent Study||Project work||11||2:00||22:00||Coursework|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||43||1:00||43:00||Background reading|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures will be used to introduce the learning material and for demonstrating the key concepts by example. Students are expected to follow-up lectures within a few days by re-reading and annotating lecture notes to aid deep learning.
This is a very practical subject, and it is important that the learning materials are supported by hands-on opportunities provided by practical classes. Students are expected to spend time on coursework outside timetabled practical classes.
Students aiming for 1st class marks are expected to widen their knowledge beyond the content of lecture notes through background reading.
Students should set aside sufficient time to revise for the end of semester exam.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|PC Examination||90||2||A||15||Blackboard OLAF Exam (Web Technologies)|
|PC Examination||90||2||A||35||Blackboard OLAF Exam (Computer Networks)|
|Practical/lab report||2||M||15||Approx 2 pieces of equally weighted theory based coursework (8 hours each)|
|Prob solv exercises||2||M||35||2-4 pieces of practical coursework (8 hours each)|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Techniques and theory are presented in lectures and examined. Practical assignments are used to enforce the principles that are taught and are assessed directly and by a practical exam.
N.B. This module has both “Exam Assessment” and “Other Assessment” (e.g. coursework). If the total mark for either assessment falls below 40%, the maximum mark returned for the module will normally be 40%.