ECE 528 and 542, or equivalent.
This course will cover the analytical and design aspects of packet switched and forwarding networks (e.g., IP-based networks), routing (intra-domain and Inter-domain), and path computation algorithms. The course starts with a treatment of a single node (e.g., a router or a switch) as a queueing system and continues with modeling of virtual channels through a network of queues. Also, topics such as admission control modeling, performance evaluation of local and wide area computer networks (e.g., LANs, IP/Internet, MPLS Traffic Engineering), and analysis of random access techniques are covered. See Course Syllabus for more details.
The course will use MATLAB for projects assigned in the class. Projects are real life examples of network design.
This course is also helpful if you plan to take ECE 741: Wireless Networks in Spring semester.