CE 306 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Computer Networks and Communication
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
CE 306
Fall/Spring
2
2
3
7

Prerequisites
  SE 115 To succeed (To get a grade of at least DD)
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s)
Course Objectives The goal of this course is to familiarize students with the concepts of data communication, computer networks, and Internetworking. At the end of this course, students will be able to understand the principles of computer networking, including protocol features, protocol layering, addressing, routing, and basic network security issues. Students will be able to enumerate the architectural structures of the ISO/OSI and TCP/IP and explain functions of each layer. TCP/IP layers and their network traffic will be analyzed using dedicated tools such as TCPDUMP and Wireshark. Client-server programs will be developed by using C/C++ socket library. All laboratory assignments and experiments will be performed on the UNIX platform.
Course Description The students who succeeded in this course;
  • will be able to define the structures and functionalities of network protocols,
  • will be able to describe the structures and functionalities of the data link and MAC layers,
  • will be able to discuss the concept of network layer and the design of local area networks (LAN) ,
  • will be able to express the working principles of the transport layer protocols (TCP and UDP),
  • will be able to monitor the network traffic using packet analysis tools such as Wireshark and TCPDUMP,
  • will be able to implement client-server applications using Java socket programming library.
Course Content To acquaint students with major communication protocols, their features, details, and functionality and to introduce students to the literature and terminology,

 



Course Category

Core Courses
X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction to Computer Networks. Tools, techniques and methodologies used in analyzing and implementing computer networks Computer Networking, J. F. Kurose & K.W. Ross: Chapter 1, pages1-81 UNIX-shell, tcpdump, wireshark
2 Data Link Layer: Multiple Access Protocols Computer Networking, J. F. Kurose & K.W. Ross: Chapter 5, pages 471-487
3 Medium Access Control (MAC) Protocols, Contention and Collision- free protocols Computer Networking, J. F. Kurose & K.W. Ross: Chapter 5, pages 435-480
4 Data Link Layer: Error-detection and Correction, Link-Layer Addressing ARP,RARP Computer Networking, J. F. Kurose & K.W. Ross: Chapter 5, pages 459-471, pages 488-502
5 Transport Layer: Connection-oriented and Connectionless networking. TCP and UDP protocols Computer Networking, J. F. Kurose & K.W. Ross: Chapter 5, pages 211-284
6 Error control, flow control, error detection and correction Computer Networking, J. F. Kurose & K.W. Ross: Chapter 5, pages 211-284
7 Wireless and Mobile Networks Computer Networking, J. F. Kurose & K.W. Ross: Chapter 5, pages 539-580
8 Midterm I Exam
9 Network Layer, IPv4 Addressing. Subnetworking, ICMP, NAT, Dynamic Addressing BOOTP, DHCP Computer Networking, J. F. Kurose & K.W. Ross: Chapter 5, pages 331-381
10 Routing algorithms Computer Networking, J. F. Kurose & K.W. Ross: Chapter 5, pages 389-425
11 Routing Information Exchange TCP/IP Networking, Kondakci II & III – Computer Networks Tanenbaum – Chapter 5 (Slide Week5.pdf)
12 Application Layer: Socket programming, Connection-oriented and Connectionless client-server programming S. Kondakci Lecture Notes and Computer Networks And Internets, D. E. Comer – Chapter 3
13 Midterm II Exam
14 Basic Network Security Cryptography & Network Security: Lecture Notes, Kondakci
15 Review of the Semester
16 Final Exam

 

Course Notes/Textbooks Computer Networks, 4th Edition, Andrew Tanenbaum© 2003 | Prentice Hall | Paper ISBN: 0130384887
Suggested Readings/Materials Computer Networking: A TopDown Approach Featuring InternetJames Kurose, Keith Ross© 2010 AddisonWesleyISBN13:  9780136079675Computer Networks And Internets Fifth Edition, 2009. Prentice Hall, ISBN 0136061273.TCP/IP Networking I,II, and III, Suleyman Kondakci, University of Oslo

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
16
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
2
60
Final Exam
1
30
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
18
70
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
30
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
2
32
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
2
Study Hours Out of Class
16
5
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
2
22
Final Exam
1
22
    Total
210

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To have adequate knowledge in Mathematics, Science, Computer Science and Software Engineering; to be able to use theoretical and applied information in these areas on complex engineering problems.

X
2

To be able to identify, define, formulate, and solve complex Software Engineering problems; to be able to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose.

X
3

To be able to design, implement, verify, validate, document, measure and maintain a complex software system, process, or product under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the requirements; ability to apply modern methods for this purpose.

X
4

To be able to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for analysis and solution of complex problems in software engineering applications; to be able to use information technologies effectively.

X
5

To be able to design and conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for investigating complex Software Engineering problems.

X
6

To be able to work effectively in Software Engineering disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; to be able to work individually.

X
7

To be able to communicate effectively in Turkish, both orally and in writing; to be able to author and comprehend written reports, to be able to prepare design and implementation reports, to be able to present effectively, to be able to give and receive clear and comprehensible instructions.

8

To have knowledge about global and social impact of engineering practices and software applications on health, environment, and safety; to have knowledge about contemporary issues as they pertain to engineering; to be aware of the legal ramifications of Engineering and Software Engineering solutions.

9

To be aware of ethical behavior, professional and ethical responsibility; to have knowledge about standards utilized in engineering applications.

10

To have knowledge about industrial practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; to have awareness of entrepreneurship and innovation; to have knowledge about sustainable development.

11

To be able to collect data in the area of Software Engineering, and to be able to communicate with colleagues in a foreign language.

12

To be able to speak a second foreign language at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To recognize the need for lifelong learning; to be able to access information, to be able to stay current with developments in science and technology; to be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to Software Engineering.

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest