EE 379K Telecommunication Networks -- Fall 2000


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  • Description

    This course will give an overview of the technologies, architectures and protocols used to build high-speed communication networks and to provide broadband services. It is intended for junior/seniors in engineering, wishing a broad introduction to the area. Specific issues covered in this course include: Contents


    This course is intended for juniors/seniors in electrical or computer engineering.  I will assume that you are familiar with signals and systems concepts, e.g., bandwidth, modulation and rudimentray probability, i.e., EE 313 and EE351K. For the most part the course is self contained.

    Required text

    An Engineering Approach to Computer Networking- ATM Networks, the Internet, and the Telephone Network, by S. Keshav. Addison Wesley, 1997.  For errata and other material related to the textbook can be found at this web page.

    Other recommended texts (you will definitely find it useful to read material elsewhere)

    High Performance Communication Networks, by J.Walrand and P. Varaiya. Morgan Kaufman 1996.

    Computer Networks: A systems approach, by L. Peterson and B. Davie. Morgan Kaufman 1996.

    There is a lot of material on the web concerning communication networks, even an online textbook, with pointers to
    relevant information:

    Computer Networking: A top down approach featuring the Internet, by Keith W. Ross and James F. Kurose.


    Homework will be assigned weekly and will be due on the subsequent Thursday before 6 pm in the box outside my office (ENS 435). Homework will be graded  and will be worth a total of 30 pts. There will be two in-class midterms worth 20 pts each. The final exam will be worth 30 pts, for a total of 100 pts.

    Exam Dates

    The two midterms will be in class, on Thursday october 12 and on Tuesday November 7. The final exam will be Saturday Dec. 16  at  7-10pm.

    Where does this course fit in?

    This course is intended as a broad introduction to the topic. You are encouraged to take the Network Engineering Laboratory course to be offered  next  Spring.

    Note: All departmental, college and university regulations concerning drops will be followed. The University of Texas at Austin provides upon request appropriate academic accommodations for qualified students with disabilities. For more information, contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 471-6259, 471-4641 TTY.