EECE 655: Topics in Computer Networking


EECE 344, EECE 555

Catalog Description

Investigation of the effects of packet size and transmission errors on performance of computer networks. Comparison of the performance of hubs, routers and bridges. Analysis and design of network testing methods.

Course Objectives

  • teach limitations of current protocols and devices and factors affecting network performance
  • present current issues in quality of service and security
  • explain techniques for controlling network access and optimizing routing performance
  • discuss current research topics in networks
  • demonstrate the use of mathematical techniques for performance analysis

Course Outcomes

Students shall be able to:

  • develop analytical models for network performance
  • discuss challenges and possible solutions for current issues in networking
  • evaluate the use of advanced networking technologies, such as optical and wireless

Class Schedule

  • Two hundred twenty minutes a week lecture

Contribution of Course to Meet the Professional Component

  • Engineering Science: 2 units
  • Engineering Design: 1 unit

Relationship of Course to Program Outcomes and Objective

This course makes significant contributions the following program outcomes:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of math, science and engineering
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs

This course supports the achievement of the following elements of the program objective:

  • Achieve success in graduate programs in computer engineering, electrical engineering or computer science.
  • Continue to develop their knowledge and skills after graduation in order to succeed personally and contribute to employer success.