This module focuses on legacy systems, current architecture and emerging technologies. It aims to introduce students to computer networks and concentrate on building a firm foundation for understanding data communications and computer networks. The students will be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to solve communication problems and evaluate communication systems performance.
The module will describe the components and layers of the OSI and TCP/IP network models used on the Internet, thus providing a good understanding of practical communication systems and develop the ability to analyse and design simple examples of such systems. Recent technologies, for example: IoT and cloud networking, will be introduced as well.