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UMass Logo ECE 374 (Spring 2014)
Computer Networks
& Internet
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MoWeFri 12:20PM - 1:10PM
Marston, Room 132


Overview: This course provides an introduction to fundamental concepts in computer networks, including their design and implementation. Topics covered include the Web and other applications, transport protocols (providing reliability and congestion control), routing, and link access. Special attention is also paid to wireless networks and security. Homework assignments involve programming and written tasks.


Prerequisites: E&C-ENG 122 (or CMPSCI 121) & E&C-ENG 242 (or CMPSCI 187)


Instructor: Mike Zink

                    Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

                    zink"at"ecs.umass.edu
                    413-545-4465
                    KEB 209F


Class meeting time: MoWeFri 12:20PM-01:10PM Elab 323. See schedule for exact dates.


Office hours: Mondays 4PM-5PM in KEB 310

                       Wednesdays 4PM-5PM in KEB 310
                       Thurdays 4PM-5PM in KEB 209F


Teaching Assitants: Ye Xu, yxu@ecs.umass.edu

                                  Divyashri Bhat, divyashri.bhat@gmail.com
Course Materials:

Assignments:
All assignments (written homeworks, programming assignments, Wireshark labs) are posted on the schedule page.

All assignments have a due date (generally a day when we have class), and have to be handed-in in class.
Policy on late homework submissions:
up to 24 hours late: 10% deduction
up to 48 hours late: 30% deduction
> 48 hours late 100% deduction

Exam Information:
There will be two midterm exams and one (optional) final exam.
The dates for the two midterms are:

Date for the final:

The midterms and the final exam will be closed-book and closed notes.


Grade: The final grade for this course will be determined as follows:


Coursework
Amount
% Grade
Written Homework
5
25%
Lab Assignment
5
25%
1st Midterm

15%*
2nd Midterm

15%*
Final

20%
Extra Credit
2
20%**

*25% if you don't take the final.
** This can be taken as an alternative to the final.


Mailing List: via Moodle


Academic Honesty Policy:

All work submitted must be your own in presentation. How much outside help is allowed depends on the course component.


University Academic Honesty Policy