Catalogue 2020 - 2021

CPE 485 Computer Networks


3 cr.


ENGR 212 or IE 212 or equivalent.

Course Description

This is a first course on communication networks. After completing this course, students understand the structure and issues of network design using the ISO Seven Layer model as a reference. They understand the limitations placed on specific network architectures from the physical (hardware) layer up through the upper layers (transport). The problems of error detection and recovery are also discussed. Students learn to use delay models to predict network specific performance measures and understand the limitations of these models. The course covers issues associated with routing and flow control. The methods of assessing student learning in the course are homework assignments, quizzes, three exams, and research paper with a formal presentation.

Cross Listed Courses

CPE 585