This database contains the 2017-18 versions of syllabuses. Syllabuses from the 2016-17 session are available here.
Note: Whilst every effort is made to keep the syllabus and assessment records correct, the precise details must be checked with the lecturer(s).
Data Communications Module
These are the lecture slides and notes from a general introduction to data communications module last taught in 2009-2010.
Feel free to use them as you like but please acknowledge the source. You can download everything as a zip file or view the individual ones below:
- Channel Capacity
- Transmitting Informatiom
- Sharing Networks *
- Sharing the Medium
- Handling Errors
- Introduction to Queuing Theory
- Modelling and APIs
- Example technologies
- Local Interconnection
- Internet Architecture
- Internet Transport
- Internet Deployment
- Internet Deployment - Routing Supplement
- Application Architecture
- Application Examples
- QoS Issues
The "Sharing Networks" notes include some animations. To make these work, download the animations and unzip to a sub-directory calls "Animations".
- There is a concise (24 page!) description of the Internet architecture which should be good background reading.
- And if you want to know what was really the origin of the Internet, OSI and all that layering stuff ...