CSC457H1: Principles of Computer Networks

Hours

24L/12T

Previous Course Number

CSC358H1

The course covers fundamental principles of computer networks, as well as currently used network architectures and protocols. Its emphasis is 1) to explain why reliable data transfer, addressing, routing and congestion control are the fundamental concepts, 2) to explore the design principles behind algorithms/protocols for reliable data transfer, addressing, routing and congestion control and 3) to use current protocols such as TCP/IP, ARQ, Ethernet, CSMA/CD, DNS and Internet routing protocols as examples of concrete implementations/designs of these protocols. It will highlight the trade-offs (and approaches to navigate these trade-offs) in the design of computer network protocols.

Exclusion
CSC358H1; NOTE: Students not enrolled in the Computer Science Major or Specialist program at A&S, UTM, or UTSC, or the Data Science Specialist at A&S, are limited to a maximum of 1.5 credits in 300-/400-level CSC/ECE courses.
Distribution Requirements
Science
Breadth Requirements
The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)
Mode of Delivery
In Class