This specialization is designed to give you knowledge of both wired and wireless technology to enable you to enter a career in this fast-paced industry. Graduates of the Computer Networks degree specialization will gain sound understanding of the constructs, architecture and design of networks and data communication systems. This degree option emphasizes the analysis, design, and management of the software and hardware that control digital networks, as well as the skills necessary to set-up, administer and maintain such networks. The Advanced modules specific to the specialization are:
  • Computer Networks.
  • Data Communication Protocols.
  • Network Management and Operation.
  • Wireless and Mobile Computing.
  • Security and Privacy.
Job options:
Jobs directly related to your degree include:
  • Network engineer consultant
  • Network administrator
The first 5 semesters are common, Prep year and degree year 1.
Min. Requirements:
Admission to the programme: In accordance with the University's regulations as defined in Section 1 of the General Academic Regulations.
Admission to specialisation: The Faculty Council determines at the end of the first semester of Y-2 (level-I) the number of students for each specialisation according to the availability of educational resources. A student is admitted to a specialisation according to:
  • Overall GPA of Degree-Year-1
  • His/her marks in the designated modules for the specialisation: "Introduction to computer networks and data communication" module (CSCN01I)
Modules:
Year 2
Semester 1

CSCI01I Analysis of Algorithms


Aims:
The aim of the module is to enable students to analyse the amount of resources needed to solve a given computational problem and to compare the efficiency of using different algorithms in addressing and solving the problem.
Module Weight: 10 credits.

CSCI03I Operating Systems


Aims:
The aim of this module is to provide a broad introduction into the basic concepts and constructs of operating systems - OS. It also provides students with a solid background in the principles that underlie the design and function of modern operating systems. Develop sound knowledge and understanding of the basic OS components and the general principles of OS implementation. Operating systems like Linux, Windows and MSDOS are used to reinforce this understanding.
Module Weight: 10 credits.

CSCI08I Software Project Management


Aims:
The aim of the module is to provide an understanding of the methodologies, considerations and issues particular to software projects management. The module provides knowledge and hands-on experience of the techniques practiced and tools used to plan and manage software projects in its different stages. The module further aims to build basic project management skills by highlighting the concepts of team building, organizational behaviour, motivational theories, and of the role of good management in the successful and timely delivery of software projects.
Module Weight: 10 credits.

CSCI10I Computer Architecture


Aims:
The module aims to impart fundamental knowledge of modern computer architectures in terms of instruction set architecture, organisation and hardware. It develops an understanding of the architectural features and the principles of operation of modern microprocessors and peripheral devices. The module further seeks to provide a sound understanding in the following:
  • The main families of microprocessors and their differences;
  • How computers execute their programs at machine instruction level; and
  • Principles of the practical design of processor architectures and how design features influence machine coding and performance features.
Module Weight: 10 credits.

CSCN01I Introduction to Computer Networks and Data Communucation


Aims:
The aim of the module is to develop a structured approach in analysing the components and overall interconnection of networks in an abstract way. It provides the students with basic concepts of data transfers over interconnected networks. The module also aims at addressing many techniques and applications of computer networks and protocols, as well as the analysis of the functionality and purpose of essential networking devices. Internet is considered as a case study.
Module Weight: 10 credits.

CSIS01I Systems Analysis and Design


Aims:
The aim(s) of this module is to provide the students with the chance to experience the recent issues and trends, the important aspects in software development of different software systems including interactive applications and computer games. Experiencing these issues, the students then will appreciate the systematic and organized way to develop software of specific nature like games.
Module Weight: 10 credits.

Semester 2

CSCI07I Distributed Systems

Aims:
The module aims at explaining the fundamental principles of distributed systems, their design and implementation. Students are provided with sound theoretical knowledge, and sufficient practical experience with the tools and techniques currently available in distributed programming. These tools and techniques are necessary to develop distributed system solutions for a broad range of applications over heterogeneous computer networks.
Module Weight: 10 credits

CSCI04I Internet Programming

Aims:
The aim of this module is to provide students with advanced level education in theory and practice relating to Internet technologies. The module also introduces techniques for programming and Internet development, including the ability to critically assess and carry out various implementation approaches. Building on this practical foundation, the module addresses both client side and server side scripting as well as developing database-driven web applications.

CSCN03I Network Communication Protocols

Aims:
The aim of this module is to provide students with detailed knowledge and working understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of network communication protocol operation, design, as well as routing protocols. The module will be using the Internet as a running case study, introduces a formal notation for writing networking protocols and provides hands-on experience implementing them.
Module Weight: 10 credits.

SCIB04I Operations Research

Aims:
The aim of this module is to introduce various aspects of Operations Research to ICS students, with special emphasis on modelling.
Module Weight: 10 credits.

CSCN04I Network Programming


Aims:
This course aims at introducing the development of network applications and software on the Internet. It introduces the student to the different concepts of computer network programming, with focus on transport layer and client/server networking.
Module Weight: 10 credits.

Year 3

CSCI13H Graduation Project


Aims:
The aim of this module is to allow students to develop and demonstrate their investigative and research skills and to demonstrate their analysis, design, planning, evaluation, and programming skills acquired in previous modules, by applying what they have learned to a substantial problem in Software Development.
Module Weight: 30 credits.

Semester 1

CSCN21H Wireless Networks

Aims:
The aim of this module is to provide students with sufficient background of wireless technologies, and to provide students with the principal practical knowledge required for the design, analysis, implementation, operation and troubleshooting of WLANs as well as Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs).
Module Weight: 10 credits.

CSCI02H Modelling and Simulation

Aims:
The aim of the module is to familiarise students with the concepts and principle techniques for computer modelling and simulation giving particular focus to discrete event simulation.
Module Weight: 10 credits.

CSCI03H Entrepreneurship and Innovation


Aims:
The aims of this module are to build awareness of the importance of commercializing technology-based ideas in the modern economy and the opportunities and introduce the students to the support available for new venture creation and to the concept of business planning.
Module Weight: 10 credits.

Semester 2

CSCN25H Local and Wide Area Networks


Aim:
The aims of this module are to provide students with in-depth knowledge and develop a sound technical understanding of the fundamental technology, architecture, and protocols necessary for Local and Wide-Area Networking (LAN/LAN), by detailing on the theory and practice of LAN/WAN design and analysing the different topologies, protocols, and performance issues. The module also seeks to provide students with “hands-on” experience with the installation, administration, and operating characteristics of available contemporary LAN/WANs.
Module Weight: 10 credits.

CSCI34H Computer Systems Security


Aim:
To provide students with a deep understanding of the security issues associated with computer systems. The emphasis is on the underlying theory, mechanisms and techniques for implementing security, so as to develop a critical comprehension of the fundamentals of secure specification and design.
Module Weight: 10 credits.

Optional Modules

CSCI20H Advanced Human Computer Interaction


Aim:
To give students an advanced-level understanding of Human Computer Interaction – HCI, associated inter-disciplinary theory, current HCI research trends and novel applications. The module provides practical hands-on experience with HCI interface development through which students can foster an appreciation of the inter-disciplinary complexities of both practical and theoretical aspects of HCI.
Module Weight: 10 credits.

CSCI23H Image Processing


Aim:
The aim of this module is to provide students with a general introduction to the fundamental techniques and algorithms for image processing, with an emphasis towards developing automated machine vision based applications. The module also seeks to develop an understanding of the range of processing components involved in image interpretation systems and provide practical experience in image processing implementations.
Module Weight: 10 credits.

CSCI28H Computer Games Software Development


Aim:
The aim of this module is to introduce the theory of game design and programming. It provides the students with principles of game programming through an analysis of game architectures, game engines, data structures and AI for game programming. Students will have the opportunity to develop a complete game based on an industry standard game engine.
Module Weight: 10 credits.

CSIS01H Data Mining and Warehousing


Aim:
The module aims at introducing the strategies, technologies, and techniques associated with the growing information system specialty areas of Data Warehousing and Data Mining. This will develop a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of data warehousing and data mining, enabling students to critically review case studies of data warehouses and data mining techniques.
Module Weight: 10 credits.

CSIS20H Fundamentals of Multimedia Systems


Aim:
The module aims to prepare students for careers in the IT industries by providing an insight into Digital Multimedia covering the enabling technologies backed by its fundamental theoretical background. By forming an awareness of both the potential and limitations of such systems, the module also seeks to develop students' confidence and competence in their use and design of Digital Multimedia and its associated components.
Module Weight: 10 credits.

CSIS21H Geographic Information Systems


Aim:
The aim of the module is to give an understanding of the basic techniques in information system that integrates stores, edits, analyzes, shares, and displays geographic information. GIS applications and tools that allow users to create interactive queries, analyze spatial information, edit data, maps, and present the results of all these operations.
Module Weight: 10 credits.

CSIS22H Advanced Database Systems


Aim:
The aim of this module is to provide students with a broader understanding of database system theory and design. The module builds upon general understandings of database systems and expands on the theoretical underpinning of database management systems, and examines non-relational approaches to data modelling such as object-relational and object-oriented data models. The module also seeks to introduce advanced database system concepts and applications, such as the principals of data warehouses, data mining and distributed database systems.
Module Weight: 10 credits.

CSCN03H Principles of Network Design


Aim:
The aim of this module is to build ability of students to examine the design choices and methodologies for constructing networks, considering the hardware, protocols and software involved. The module also aims at strengthening the theoretical ability of students to analyse the operation and network protocols of various network components.
Module Weight: 10 credits.

CSCN20H Network Management


Aim:
The aim of the module is to expose students to the theoretical concepts and standards associated with network management, troubleshooting, and provide practical hands-on experience with network management protocols, configuration, and network management tools.
Module Weight: 10 credits.

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