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41903 Internet Science

6cp; 1hpw (quiz), 2hpw (laboratory)
Requisite(s): 41092 Network Fundamentals OR 31270 Networking Essentials OR 48720 Network Fundamentals
Anti-requisite(s): 48740 Communications Networks

Fields of practice: ICT Engineering



This subject exposes students to the latest developments in networking, with a particular focus on the Internet and its measurement, using the research literature as a vehicle. Rather than learning the building blocks of networking in isolation as one would in a traditional networking course, students learn through working to understand, reproduce, and even extend, existing research work, assembling whatever knowledge and skills are needed along the way. Students work directly with research papers, and associated Internet-derived data sets, in diverse ways following a master-apprentice style model of training in face-to-face tutorial and laboratory sessions. Tutorial content combines mathematical and practical tool-kit building. Assessment covers both individual and team work and take the form of reports, an oral exam, write-ups of experimental findings in the laboratory, and an exam style online Quiz.

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Autumn session, City campus
Spring session, City campus

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