Broadband Multimedia Network
Unit code: HET736
|Credit points||12.5 Credit Points|
|Duration||1 Semester or equivalent|
|Contact hours||48 hours|
Preclusion: HET729 Design and Management of Networks
Related course(s)A unit of study in the Master of Science (Network Systems) and Master of Engineering Science (Network Systems and Telecommunications)
Aims and objectivesStudents who successfully complete this unit of study will be able to:
• Explore the key ideas of the emerging high-speed broadband networks.
• Understand the issues and challenges involved in delivering mixed services and traffic types over broadband networks.
• Describe the evolution of consumer access technologies
• Understand impact of overlay/proxy systems on consumer experience
• Understand TCP performance and its behaviour, and link layer impact on QoS
• Understand VoIP, its management and signalling protocols
• Explain Internet traffic characterisation, network security, resilience and content delivery
Generic skills outcomesThe key generic skills which relate to this unit of study help to produce graduates who have:
• Ability to apply knowledge of basic science and engineering fundamentals;
• In-depth technical competence in at least one engineering discipline;
• Ability to utilise a systems approach to design and operational performance;
• Ability to understand problem identification, formulation and solution;
Reading materialsGrenville Armitage, "Quality of Service in IP Networks - Foundations for a Multi-Service Internet” Macmillan Technical Publishing, April 2000.
Web-based technical and research publications as noted in lecture material