Welcome to the Homepage of ELE543,
Computer network architectures, data link control and access protocols
including token ring, CSMA/CD, slotted access etc. for LANs, internet
protocols, internet resources and applications, software and hardware issues
in computer communication, network delay analysis, and current technology in
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
and jointly listed as CSC519.
Number of Credits: 4.
Prerequisite: Ele437, Knowledge in computer architecture, and good programming skill.
For those students who do not have basic computer engineering math background,
you are encouraged to prepare yourself by reviewing/learning the
basics of linear algebra, probability theory, computer programming, and logic designs.
Prof. Qing Yang, who initiated the course.
Text book: Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach, by
Kurose and Ross, Current Edition.
Reference 1 (optional): Andrew S. Tanenbaum, "Computer Networks", Prentice Hall.
Tentative Course Plan for Spring 2021
- Class Location:
Virtual, online through Zoom meetings.
- Class Time: Monday 5PM-7:30PM.
- Class schedule and syllabus for Spring 2021
- Class participation and class performance: 10%.
All students are required to attend all and every class online. In each class, every student
should show his/her face through Zoom video. Missing a class for over 10 minutes will result
in grade deduction; Active participations including in-class discussions and Q&A are expected from each student.
- There will be 5 in class quizzes accounting for 10% of your total grade. That is, there will be a quiz every other class to test your understanding of concepts covered in two classes;
- There will be two Exams accounted for
20% and 30% of final grade, respectively.
- There will be one term project
accounted for 30% of the total grade:
(1) Project proposal presentation 5%
(2) Project demo and presentation 10%
(3) Project report 15%
Here is a list of sample projects for your reference.