Short Title:Network Engineering
Full Title:Network Engineering
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:NETW H4000
 
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Electronics and automation
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Reviewed By:JAMES WRIGHT
Module Author:DARKER AIDEEN
Module Description:This course examines in detail key concepts of protocol design in communications networks.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Evaluate the performance of LANs. Implement monitoring in the LAN for security, increased uptime and LAN management.
LO2 Compare and contrast Packet/Frame/Cell switching and Circuit switching and list detailed examples of each.
LO3 Differentiate between the various routing protocols and evaluate the performance of each.
LO4 Simulate protocols to evaluate their performance and write a report displaying and evaluating results.
LO5 Perform basic calculations on link speed and buffer requirements for simple network elements
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment Lab to analyse different types of frames manually and using wireshark. Write report. 1 10.00 n/a
Continuous Assessment Assessment on the OSI model and in particular Layer 2 in the LAN and WAN 1,2 5.00 Week 6
Continuous Assessment Assessment on Routing Protocols using OSPF 3 5.00 Week 6
Continuous Assessment Assessment on performance of network devices 5 5.00 Week 10
Continuous Assessment Lab to set up monitoring tools on the network. NTP, SNMP, Syslog. 1 5.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5 70.00 End-of-Semester

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture and labs 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Independent Learning Time on line work 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture and labs 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Independent Learning Time On line work 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Kleinrock 1975, Queueing systems, Wiley New York [ISBN: 978-0471491101]
  • Andrew S. Tanenbaum, David J. Wetherall 2011, Computer networks, 5 Ed., Pearson Prentice Hall Boston [ISBN: 978-0132126953]
  • Wendell Odom 2016, CCNA Routing and Switching ICND2 200-105 Official Cert Guide, Cisco Press [ISBN: 1-58720-579-3]
  • Wendell Odom 2016, CCENT/CCNA ICND 1 100-105 Official Cert Guide, Cisco Press [ISBN: 1-58720-580-7]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_EAELE_B Bachelor Degree in Engineering (Honours) in Electronic Engineering 8 Elective
TA_EELEC_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electronic Engineering -- Add On Year 2 Elective
TA_EAENS_B Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Engineering Software 8 Elective