Masters Programme in Advanced Computer Science

Advanced Networking and the Internet Module

Week Commencing 15th January 2007
The Internet is poised to play an increased role in all aspects of business and life. New Internet services, including voice and video, as well as data, will be deployed to support a wealth of new networked applications. The goal of this course is to describe the fundamental issues arising in such multiservice networks, and to give students an in-depth understanding of the technologies that have been, or will be, deployed in the Internet to solve these issues.

Equipment provided by Cisco

Course objectives

The course has the following objectives:
  • At the end of the course, students will have gained an in-depth understanding of the core components of the Internet and their impact on network performance. They will have acquired the skills to design and fine tune Internet networks.
  • After completing this course the students will become "Internet specialists", who will not only be competent in understanding and advising on the companies' networking needs, but also be able to understand the implications of networking on the perceived performance of applications.


The course covers a range of topics including:


Marks for the course are awarded based on several pieces of coursework.

Recommended Reading

A reading list consisting of current research papers available on the Internet will be distributed at the beginning of class.

2007/08 course information

Date: Week commencing 14 January 2008
Lecturers: Dr Chris Edwards / Prof David Hutchison

Available as an 1 week intensive short course. Please see the short courses information page.