Department of Information & Communication Systems Engineering
University of the Aegean

Department of Information
& Communication Systems Engineering

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Computer Communications

Title: Computer Communications
Lesson Code: 321-3302
Semester: 4
Theory Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 2
Faculty: Kormentzas Georgios
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Content outline

Introduction to computer communication. Network achitecture and protocols. Network Design. The OSI reference model from ISO. Transmission media (coaxial cable, fiber optics). Principles of data transfer. Local and metropolitannetworks. Static and dynamic channel allocation. The ALOHA protocol. The CSMA protocol. The family of IEEE 802 for local networks (Ethernet, Token bus, Token Ring). The optical FDDI network. Design and analysins of data link layer. Error detection and correction. Flow control. The wireless ΙΕΕΕ 802.11. Networking devices (switches, routers, etc.).

Learning outcomes

Acquiring basic knowledge of engineering communications and networks needed for the continuation of their studies.
Ability to interpret and judge scientific issues relating to the design of computer networks that are applicable to everyday life.
Promoting professional engineering consciousness to manage laboratory problems.


Not required.

Basic Textbooks

1. Computer Networking, J.F Kurose and K.W. Ross.
2. Computer Networks, Andrew S. Tanenbaum.

Additional References

1. Wikipedia
2. James F. Kurose
3. William Stallings
4. Andrew S. Tanenbaum
5. IEEE Network - The Magazine of Global Internetworking
6. «Internet with TCP/IP: Principles, Protocols & Architecture» Douglas E. Comer.
7. High-Speed Networks and Internets Performance and Quality of Service, Second Edition, William Stallings, Prentice-Hall.

Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Writing Examination (70%)

Lab exercises (30%)

Assessment/Grading Methods
Activity Semester workload
Lectures 39 hours
Laboratory Exercises 26 hours
Personal study 57 hours
Final exams 3 hours
Course total 125 hours (5 ECTS)
Language of Instruction
Greek, English (for Erasmus students)
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