linfo1341  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
5 credits
30.0 h + 30.0 h
This course assumes that the student already acquired programming skills, algorithmic skills and mastery of the elementary data structures targeted by the LEPL1402 course.
Successful completion of LEPL1503 is a plus

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes
  • Role, model and needs of representative distributed applications
  • Reference model of computer networks
  • Reliable Transport of Information: Mechanisms and Protocols
  • Network interconnection, addressing, routing and related problems
  • Local, metropolitan and long distance networks

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

Given the learning outcomes of the "Bachelor in Engineering" program, this course contributes to the development, acquisition and evaluation of the following learning outcomes:
  • AA.1.1, AA.1.2
  • AA2.5-7
  • AA3.2
  • AA4.1-4
Given the learning outcomes of the "Bachelor in Computer science" program, this course contributes to the development, acquisition and evaluation of the following learning outcomes:
  • S1.I7
  • S2.2-4
  • S4.3
  • S5.2-5
  • S6.2-3
Students who have successfully completed this course will be able to
  • Explain the communication needs of the different classes of distributed applications handling data or multimedia streams
  • Explain the distribution of functions that satisfy these needs in the different layers of the reference model
  • Explain the realization of these functions in Internet protocols 
  • Choose solutions according to the needs of their application
  • Quantify the characteristic quantities involved in the networks
Students will have developed methodological and operational skills. In particular, they have developed their ability to
  • Argue to highlight the positives and negatives of a solution and make suggestions for improvement;
  • Write a summary report containing the elements that we wish to highlight.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Teaching materials
  • Computer Networking: Principles, Protocols and Practice (3rd edition)
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Mineure en sciences informatiques

Bachelier en sciences informatiques

Filière en Informatique