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SICS 4643: Networks and Telecommunications


This course will provide students with a systematic understanding of the field of computer networks, encompassing a range of perspectives including: the underlying principles of how they, and associated technologies, work; the way these principles are put into practice in industry-standard network products; and the practical aspects of running a mission-critical network within real organizations.



  1. Describe various computer network terminologies
  2. Understand the functions of network connectivity devices
  3. Gain appreciable knowledge about the responsibilities of the layers of the OSI Reference Model and the Internet Model
  4. Understand various types of networks including Local Area Network (LAN), Wide Area Network (WAN).



The course  will introduce the student to some common biomedical instruments; fundamentals to biomedical measurements; physiological signals;  biomedical  sensors; analog signal amplification and filters; digital acquisition; digital filtering and processing; fault diagnosing and trouble shooting, and an overview of several common medical instrumentation platforms.



  • Martin, P. C. (…). Networks and Telecommunications: Design and Operation, 2nd Ed. Wiley.
  • Stallings, W. (2007). Data and Computer Communications. Pearson Education.
  • Forouzan, B. A. (2007). Data Communications and Networking. 4th Ed. McGraw-Hill.
  • Duck, M. and Read, R. (2003), Data Communications and Computer Networks for Computer Scientists and Engineers. 2 Ed. Pearson Prentice Hal.
  • Flood, J. E. (1997). Telecommunication networks. Institute of Electrical Engineers, UK.



Continuous Assessment Tests 5%, Mid-Semester Exams 15%, Homework 20%, Final Examination 60%, and Class Attendance 10%