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Communication Networks P401

ECTS 6 | P 45 | A 15 | L 15 | K 0 | ISVU 57221 | Academic year: 2019./2020.

Course groups

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Course lecturers

KRIŽANOVIĆ VIŠNJA, Associate
GRGIĆ KREŠIMIR, Lecturer
ŽAGAR DRAGO, Lecturer
Asistent ZAKOM, Associate

Course description

Communication network definition. Communication efficiency. Information and traffic network characteristics. Network flows and capacities. Communication network model. The project network parameters. Communication networks applications. Telecommunication network. The integrated digital communication network. Intelligent network. Network signalisation. The physical network structure. The logical network structure. OSI reference model. TCP/IP reference model. Transmission media. Wireless communication. Mobile networks, Local area networks. Industrial LANs and protocols. Telemetric networks and technologies. Ad Hoc networks. Internet network architecture. Network routing. Communication networks examples. Network services. Quality of service. Network security. Network standardisation.

Knowledge and skills acquired

Students acquire the basic knowledge of communication networks, how to design network parameters for specific applications and to determinate the network traffic characteristics.

Teaching methods

Lectures, auditory and laboratory exercises.

Student requirements

Defined by the Student evaluation criteria of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology Osijek and paragraph 1.9

Monitoring of students

Defined by the Student evaluation criteria of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology Osijek and paragraph 1.9

Student assessment

Several revision exams during the semester, laboratory exercises revision exam, written and oral exam.

Obligatory literature

1. 1 Bažant, A. i ostali Osnovne arhitekture mreža Zagreb: Element, 2014.

2. 2 Tanenbaum, A.S., Wetherall, D.J. Computer Networks (5. izdanje) Boston: Prentice Hall, 2011.

3. 3 V. Sinković Informacijske mreže Školska knjiga Zagreb, 1994.


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Examination methods

Written and oral exam.

Course assessment

Conducting university questionnaires on teachers (student-teacher relationship, transparency of assessment criteria, motivation for teaching, teaching clarity, etc.). Conducting Faculty surveys on courses (upon passing the exam, student self-assessment of the adopted learning outcomes and student workload in relation to the number of ECTS credits allocated to activities and courses as a whole).

Overview of course assesment

Learning outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

1. analyse and differentiate various types of communication networks

2. differentiate physical and logical topology of modern wired and wireless communication networks

3. evaluate a protocol stack based on OSI and TCP/IP reference models in modern communication networks

4. compare and evaluate properties, characteristics and implementation of control, routing and communication protocols on the Internet

5. estimate basic security and quality of service requirements in modern communication networks

6. propose and apply software tools for understanding and operation analysis of communication protocols



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