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Internet & LAN Protocols - ELE00060M

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  • Department: Electronic Engineering
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Kanapathippillai Cumanan
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2022-23

Module summary

This module introduces the fundamental concepts of different Internet and LAN protocols developed for computer networks.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Spring Term 2022-23

Module aims

Subject content aims:

  • Ethernet networks, MAC and LLC, IEEE project 802, switches hubs and bridging
  • Internet protocol (lPv4 and v6), TCP, UDP, ICMP, ARP, DHCP
  • Routeing algorithms and the Routing Information Protocol (RIP).
  • The domain name system (DNS) and Internet addressing

Graduate skills aims:

  • To develop skills in understanding basic functions of Internet and corresponding LAN protocols

Module learning outcomes

Subject content learning outcomes

After successful completion of this module, students should:

  • Have a good understanding of how the Internet works.

Graduate skills learning outcomes

After successful completion of this module, students will:

  • Be able to configure networks and assign IP addresses.
  • Be able to understand different complex Internet protocols.


Task Length % of module mark
Closed/in-person Exam (Centrally scheduled)
Internet & LAN Protocols Exam
2 hours 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Closed/in-person Exam (Centrally scheduled)
Internet & LAN Protocols Exam
2 hours 100

Module feedback

'Feedback’ at a university level can be understood as any part of the learning process which is designed to guide your progress through your degree programme.  We aim to help you reflect on your own learning and help you feel more clear about your progress through clarifying what is expected of you in both formative and summative assessments.

A comprehensive guide to feedback and to forms of feedback is available in the Guide to Assessment Standards, Marking and Feedback.  This can be found at

The Department of Electronic Engineering aims to provide some form of feedback on all formative and summative assessments that are carried out during the degree programme.  In general, feedback on any written work/assignments undertaken will be sufficient so as to indicate the nature of the changes needed in order to improve the work.  Students are provided with their examination results within 20 working days of the end of any given examination period.  The Department will also endeavour to return all coursework feedback within 20 working days of the submission deadline.  The Department would normally expect to adhere to the times given, however, it is possible that exceptional circumstances may delay feedback.  The Department will endeavour to keep such delays to a minimum.  Please note that any marks released are subject to ratification by the Board of Examiners and Senate.  Meetings at the start/end of each term provide you with an opportunity to discuss and reflect with your supervisor on your overall performance to date. 

Indicative reading

  • Andrew S. Tanenbaum, Computer Networks, Prentice-Hall
  • William Stallings, Data and Computer Communications, Prentice-Hall, 8th Edition, 2006, ISBN: 0132433109
  • W. Richard Stevens, TCP/IP Illustrated Volume 1: The Protocols, Addison-Wesley, ISBN: 0201633469
  • Charles Kozierok, The TCP/IP Guide, No Starch Press, 2005, ISBN: 1-59327-047-X

The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.