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Programme of Course "Reti di Calcolatori"



Type of course unit:

Bachelor Degree in Computer Science curriculum General: Compulsory

Level of course unit:

Undergraduate Degrees


2nd semester

Number of credits:

Bachelor Degree in Computer Science: 6 (workload 150 hours)


Alberto Petricola (albertodotpetricolaatunivaqdotit)

1. Course Objectives

The course is designed to teach students fundamentals of analysis and design of computer networks. Introduction to the basic concepts of computer and communication networks, like flow control, congestion control, end-to-end reliability, routing, framing, error-recovery, multiple access and statistical multiplexing. In-depth presentation of the different networking layers, with emphasis on the Internet reference model. Protocols and architectures such as the TCP, IP, Ethernet, wireless networks etc. are described in order to illustrate important networking concepts.

2. Course Contents and learning outcomes (Dublin Descriptors)

Topics of the course include:

  • Computer Networks, the Internet and the World Wide Web
  • Application Layer and network applications
  • Transport Layer: TCP and UDP
  • Network Layer and Routing
  • Data Link Layer and Local Area Networks
  • Wireless Networking
  • Security
  • Network management

4. Teaching methods and language


Reference textbooks

  • James F. Kurose, Keith W. Ross, Computer Networking: a top-down approach, featuring the Internet. Addison Wesley. 2007.
  • Andrew S. Tanenbaum, Computer Networks. Prentice Hall. 2002.

5. Assessment Methods

To receive credit for F1I063, students must pass the written test (MANDATORY). Extra points are available either developing a personal, individual project (1 to 5 additional points) or an oral test (weighted 33% with the written test).

Course information last updated on: 16 gennaio 2018, 12:21