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CS4105   Advanced Communication Networks and Systems

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: Lecture (Monday), Practical (Friday)

Students will be exposed to advanced topics at the forefront of computer networks and digital communication systems.. The aim is to help students to understand, analyse, and critique state-of-the-art and emerging topics in communication systems such as the Internet, sensor networks, data centres, web applications, new/emerging architectures, and mobile/wireless systems. Topics covered on the course will include performance & measurement, operational aspects, deployment, systems development, security & privacy, evolution of technology.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass CS3102

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2x lectures (10 weeks in S1, excluding ILW), 1x "other" (discussion, Q&A, lab sessions, etc, as appropriate to the topic area, 8 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 28

Guided independent study hours: 120

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 40%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Existing Coursework = 40%


Module coordinator: Professor S N Bhatti
Module teaching staff: Prof Saleem Bhatti
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