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FIT5011 - Advanced network design and performance

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Information Technology

Leader: Dr. Carlo Kopp


Not offered in 2008


The subject will cover in depth the design and performance analysis of digital communications networks. It also covers the QoS aspects for all converged digital communications networks, in particular the Internet. The topics to be covered include: Queueing theory and application to the design of circuit/packet switched networks. Network efficiency and multi-access systems (splitting, reservation, carrier sensing). Flow control and fairness bandwidth allocation. Traffic modeling and characterisation Routing principles and techniques Networks of queues and network topologies QoS models and implementations Congestion avoidance and traffic management Traffic shaping, policing and connection admission control


Written assignment: 25%; Mid-semester Test (2 hours): 25%; Final Test (2 hours): 50%.

Contact hours

4 x contact hrs/week


ECE4045, ECE5045, CSE5805, CSE5808

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