2019 Network Architecture and Control

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Information and Communications Engineering
Yamaoka Katsunori  Kitaguchi Yoshiaki 
Class Format
Media-enhanced courses
Day/Period(Room No.)
Mon7-8(S423)  Thr7-8(S423)  
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Course description and aims

Information communication network, telecommunication network and the Internet, is one of the important social infrastructure. In this class, various kinds of network architecture and its elemental technology are introduced including communication protocols and network control technology. These topics give a grounding for designing and constructing new information communication network system.

Student learning outcomes

Goal is understanding basic architecture of information communication network including layer structure and protocols, representative network control technology, and various kinds of practical communication network technology.


Information Communication Network, Communication Protocol, Network Control

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Lectures only.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Overview of Network Architecture Explain basic architecture of network.
Class 2 Switching Systems Explain character of basic switching systems.
Class 3 Protocol and Layer Model Explain why protocol and layer model are necessary.
Class 4 Overview of the Internet Explain growing process of the Internet.
Class 5 MAC and Physical Layer Explain purpose of MAC protocols.
Class 6 LAN Construction Explain LAN construction technology.
Class 7 Ethernet and LAN Explain LAN construction by Ethernet.
Class 8 IPv4 Explain character of IPv4.
Class 9 Multicast Explain multicast protocols.
Class 10 Routing Explain routing protocols.
Class 11 IPv6 Explain character of IPv6.
Class 12 Transport: TCP and UDP Explain TCP and UDP behaviours.
Class 13 Transport: End-to-End Principle and Cross Layer Explain End-to-End principle.
Class 14 Application: DNS and mail protocols Explain DNS and mail protocols.
Class 15 Application: WWW protocols Explain HTTP and QUIC.



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Assessment criteria and methods

Examination only.

Related courses

  • ICT.C301 : Foundations of Communication Network
  • ICT.C309 : Multimedia Distribution Technology
  • ICT.C315 : Cryptographic Technology and Network Security
  • ICT.C506 : Advanced Information and Communication Network

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Completion of ICT.C301:Foundations of Communication Network is required.

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