Module Details

Module Code: NETW C7024
Full Title Broadband Technologies
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( June 2019 )
Language of Instruction:English
Duration: 1 Semester
Credits: 5
Module Author Frances Byrne
Departments: Unknown
Module Description: Students completing this module will be capable of designing scalable, fault tolerant network topologies. The student will competent in implementing mixed technology WANs. Finally, the student will be capable of methodically troubleshooting WAN infrastructure.
 
Module Learning Outcome
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Module Learning Outcome Description
MLO1 Exhibit a comprehensive understanding of the key concepts of WAN and Broadband technologies.
MLO2 Design scalable and fault tolerant BGP networks both inside and between autonomous systems.
MLO3 Design scalable and fault-tolerant MPLS networks.
MLO4 Apply DSL and cable networks to implement a mixed technologies network.
MLO5 Highlight the importance of QoS in networking and apply QoS to network implementations.
MLO6 Examine and methodically analyze, test, and troubleshoot large scale networks.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named DkIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
50210 NETW C7Z06 Internetworking
 
Indicative Content
Broadband Architectures
­Network infrastructure, challenges, component. Bandwidth constraints, network latency, loss and congestion.
Last Mile Access ­
xDSL variants, Cable access networks.
BGP
Exterior Gateway Protocols And Reachability, BGP Characteristics, BGP Functionality And Message Types, BGP Message Header, BGP OPEN Message, BGP UPDATE Message.
Label Switching and MPLS
The Role of MPLS, Background, MPLS Operation, Labels, FECs and LSPs.
Congestion and QoS
­Effects of congestion, congestion control.Traffic management versus network capacity. QoE and QoS comparison. QoS within MPLS, DSL, and cable networks.
Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Special Regulation
 

Assessments

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Class Test % of Total Mark 10
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 7 Learning Outcome 1,2,3,5
Duration in minutes 60
Assessment Description
Mid Term Written Test
Assessment Type Multiple Choice Questions % of Total Mark 10
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing End-of-Semester Learning Outcome 1,2,3,5,6
Duration in minutes 60
Assessment Description
Online MCQ
Assessment Type Class Test % of Total Mark 20
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing End-of-Semester Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4,5,6
Duration in minutes 120
Assessment Description
Practical Exam
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Formal Exam % of Total Mark 60
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing End-of-Semester Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4,5
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
End-of-Semester Final Examination

Part Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Class Test % of Total Mark 10
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 7 Learning Outcome 1,2,3,5
Duration in minutes 60
Assessment Description
Mid Term Written Test
Assessment Type Multiple Choice Questions % of Total Mark 10
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing End-of-Semester Learning Outcome 1,2,3,5,6
Duration in minutes 60
Assessment Description
Online MCQ
Assessment Type Class Test % of Total Mark 20
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing End-of-Semester Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4,5,6
Duration in minutes 120
Assessment Description
Practical Exam
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Formal Exam % of Total Mark 60
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing End-of-Semester Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4,5
Duration in minutes 120
Assessment Description
End-of-Semester Final Examination
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact Introduce the theories of broadband technologies Every Week 2.00 2
Practical Contact Implement the technologies outlined in lectures Every Week 2.00 2
Directed Reading Non Contact No Description Every Week 2.00 2
Independent Study Non Contact No Description Every Week 2.00 2
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact Introduce the theories of broadband technologies Every Week 2.00 2
Practical Contact Implement the technologies outlined in lectures Every Week 2.00 2
Directed Reading Non Contact No Description Every Week 2.00 2
Independent Study Non Contact No Description Every Week 2.00 2
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 
Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Toni Janevski. (2019), QoS for Fixed and Mobile Ultra-Broadband, 10, Wiley-IEEE Press, p.350, [ISBN: 978-1-119-470].
  • Steven Gorshe, Arvind Raghavan, Thomas Starr, Stefano Galli. (2014), Broadband Access: Wireline and Wireless - Alternatives for Internet Services, 18, Wiley, p.448, [ISBN: 978-1-118-878].
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Riaz Esmailzadeh. (2016), Broadband Telecommunications Technologies and Management, 14, Wiley, p.376, [ISBN: 978-1-118-995].
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 
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