Networks & Internet
Dublin City University
Area of Study
Computer Info Systems, Computer Science
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits2
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units3
Hours & Credits
This module aims to equip students with the basic knowledge of how local area networks and the Internet work and how they interact. To give them an appreciation of the interaction of the main protocols and the helper protocols combine to provide a hierarchy of communications services.
1. Describe the infrastructure of the Internet, its organisation and how typical Web applications work, how they use services hidden from the user to provide functionality for applications such as web browsing, email, instant messaging, internet gaming and online shopping.
2. Distinguish between different LAN technologies and environments, including the characteristics of the equipment and protocols used to provide connectivity and services in a shared environment.
3. Be able to construct a simple Computer Communications Protocol to provide error free links catering for latency and error detection and correction.
4. Have an appreciation of the Internet, its core protocols and the services provided.
5. Explain the role of switching, forwarding and routing in the Internet.
6. Describe and justify the Client-server model for software applications
7. Develop simple communications applications using the Socket interface.
8. Appreciate the risks associated with security on a computer network and have a bosic knowledge of the tools available to examine the security status of an internet connected machine.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.