Subject: Data Transmission Networks

Scientific Area:



64 Hours

Number of ECTS:




Overall objectives:

1 - Provide knowledge of key networking concepts, like technologies, equipment, cabling systems and communication architectures, used in communication between computers.
2 - Provide students with planning and project skills, required for the design, implementation and operation of computer networks.


1 - Introduction
2 - OSI Reference Model and TCP/IP architecture
3 - Basic concepts of computer networks
4 - Transmission Media
5 - Structured cabling systems
6 - TCP/IP
7 - Equipments
8 - Planning and design
9 - Local networks and Long distance networks technologies


Edmundo Monteiro e Fernando Boavida , 2010 , Engenharia de Redes Informáticas , FCA Editora de Informática
Andrew S. Tanenbaum , 2010 , Computer Networks , Prentice Hall
James F. Kurose, and Keith W. Ross , 2004 , Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach Featuring the Internet , Addison-wesley
Wendell Odom, Thomas Knott , 2006 , Networking Basics CCNA 1 Companion Guide (Cisco Networking Academy) , Cisco Press
William Stallings , 2010 , Data and Computer Communications, 9/E , Prentice Hall
Fred Halsall , 2005 , Computer Networking and the Internet, 5/E , Addison-Wesley
Sidnie Feit , 1996 , TCP/IP ? Architecture, Protocols, and Implementation with IPV6 and IP Security , McGraw-Hill
Douglas E Comer , 2008 , Computer Networks and Internets (5th Edition) , Prentice Hall
Douglas E Comer , 2008 , Computer Networks and Internets (5th Edition) , Prentice Hall

Assesssment methods and criteria:

Classification Type: Quantitativa (0-20)

Evaluation Methodology:
Teaching methodologies: - Lectures; - Solving problems; - Practical work in laboratory, using network simulation tools or other network tools, configuring equipment, testing and constructing cables, etc. - Support to the development of the project, which consists in planning and dimensioning a network. - Seminars related with the project. Evaluation Criteria: - Exams, which aim at evaluating students? knowlwdge about the subjects covered in classes. - Project, with pre-defined deliverables. The project consists in planning and dimensioning a network, and aims at evaluating students? ability to apply the subjects covered in classes and the acquired knowledge. Evaluation: 2 midterm tests: 70% of the final grade; Practical work: design project of a computer network 30% of the final grade.