COURSE CODE: MMS 145

COURSE TITLE: Multimedia Communications and Networking

UNITS: 3 units

PREREQUISITES: MMS 141

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Concepts and techniques in data communications and networking.


COURSE GOALS:

At the end of the course, the student should:
  • Be proficient in data communications and networking oriented specifically towards multimedia communications
  • Understand multimedia communications and networking with emphasis on the OSI and TCP/IP models and the underlying protocols
  • Gain knowledge on the different technologies and architectures that support local and wide area networking
  • Understand the principles involved in the exchange of data between two directly connected devices
  • Appreciate the different architectural principles and the mechanisms required for the data communications among electronic devices

COURSE OUTLINE:
  • Unit I. Introduction
    • Module 1: Overview of Multimedia Communications and Networking
    • Module 2: Network Protocol Architectures
  • Unit II. Data Communications
    • Module 3: Transmission Media
    • Module 4: Data Transmission
    • Module 5: Multimedia Signal Processing
    • Module 6: Data Transmission Costs
  • Unit III. Communications Architecture and Protocols
    • Module 7: Internet Protocols
    • Module 8: Internet Operations
    • Module 9: Transport Protocols
  • Unit IV. Computer Networks
    • Module 10: Network Topologies
    • Module 11: Mobile Networks
    • Module 12: IP Addressing Fundamentals
    • Module 13: Troubleshooting Common Network Issues
  • Unit V. Multimedia Services and Applications
    • Module 14: Services and Applications
    • Module 15: Multimedia Delivery Technologies
    • Module 16: Network Security