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ELEX 8130 - Computer Networks

Electrical and Computer Engineering Part-time Studies Course

School of Energy

Course Details

This course analyzes the various communication protocols that have been defined to create communication environments in which computers can exchange information in an open way. Course topics include protocol structures, inter-networking, high-speed networks and network management issues. Error control and correction, and queuing theory is also presented. Students will perform hands-on labs and programming assignments using BCIT's telecommunications lab hardware.





Winter 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2018 term.

CRN 70627

Tue Jan 09 - Tue Apr 10 14 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 09 - Apr 10 Tue 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SE12 Rm. 311


Tejinder Randhawa

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Labs to be scheduled outside of class hours, schedule to be determined. Registrants who are no BTech Electronics students must have Program Head approval. Please contact Kelly Voros at 604-451-6892 or for more information or to be placed on a waitlist if the course is full. Note: BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a part-time studies course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe components of basic protocol stacks.
  • Calculate checksums and error detection codes.
  • Describe algorithms behind congestion avoidance and control.
  • Perform routing and shortest path calculations.
  • Describe queue management and quality of service.
  • Describe basic compression and coding schemes.
  • Model various network problems using the OPNET simulation package.

Effective as of Winter 2007

Related Programs

ELEX 8130 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Energy

  1. Electronics
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology

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Winter 2018

Books for Winter 2018 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Burnaby Bookstore

If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.

Computer Networks: A Systems Approach
Author Larry L. Peterson, Bruce S. Davie
Publisher Morgan Kaufmann
Copyright 2012
Binding Hardback
ISBN 978-0-12385-059-1
Price $178.50


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