This module teaches the principles and practice of computer networking with an emphasis on data communications and local area network technologies and design.
In this module students will study computer and network security and the ways that computer systems can be secured. This module will look at both the technological and human issues involved in securing and assessing the security level of a modern networked computer system. It also introduces basic concepts of operating systems and architecture.
This module builds on the foundations laid in Wireless Principles and analyses the different wireless technologies and evaluates system and network solutions using these technologies. The physical layer, data link layer and the network layer issues will be addressed. The module provides students with the experience needed to be able to specify efficient and innovative wireless solutions to emerging applications.
This module covers the principles and techniques of digital communications with particular emphasis on its applications in mobile and wireless networks.
This module teaches students the skills needed to specify, design and evaluate optical networks for telecommunications and data networks.
This module teaches the principles and techniques of 2G mobile communications with particular emphasis on GSM networks. It covers infrastructure, protocols, multiplexing technologies, signalling, call set-up, data structures, system design and environmental considerations.