Subject: Networks and Data Communication

Scientific Area:



80 Hours

Number of ECTS:

7,5 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.



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: Quantitative (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.