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Communication networks : protocols and architectures
ELEC - H417

I. Informations générales
Intitulé de l'unité d'enseignement * Communication networks : protocols and architectures
Langue d'enseignement * Enseigné en anglais
Niveau du cadre de certification * Niveau 6 (1e cycle-BA)
Discipline * Electricité
Titulaire(s) * [y inclus le coordonnateur] Jean-Michel DRICOT (coordonnateur)
II. Place de l'enseignement
Unité(s) d'enseignement co-requise(s) *
Unité(s) d'enseignement pré-requise(s) *
Connaissances et compétences pré-requises * None
Programme(s) d'études comprenant l'unité d'enseignement - M-IRCBS - Master en ingénieur civil biomédical (5 crédits, optionnel)
- M-IRELE - Master en ingénieur civil électricien à finalité spécialisée électronique et technologies de l’information (5 crédits, obligatoire)
- M-IREMG - Master en ingénieur civil électromécanicien, à finalité Gestion et technologies (5 crédits, obligatoire)
III. Objectifs et méthodologies
Contribution de l'unité d'enseignement au profil d'enseignement *

This teaching unit contributes to the following compétences:

  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of integrated structural design methods in the framework of a global design strategy
  • Reformulate complex engineering problems in order to solve them (simplifying assumptions, reducing complexity)
  • Collaborate in a (multidisciplinary) team
  • Work in an industrial environment with attention to safety, quality assurance, communication and reporting
  • Think critically about and evaluate projects, systems and processes, particularly when based on incomplete, contradictory and/or redundant information
  • A creative, problem-solving, result-driven and evidence-based attitude, aiming at innovation and applicability in industry and society
  • A critical attitude towards one’s own results and those of others
  • The flexibility and adaptability to work in an international and/or intercultural context
  • An attitude of life-long learning as needed for the future development of his/her career
  • Has an active knowledge of the theory and applications of electronics, information and communication technology, from component up to system level.
  • Has a profound knowledge of either (i) nano- and opto-electronics and embedded systems, (ii) information and communication technology systems or (iii) measuring, modelling and control.
  • Has a broad overview of the role of electronics, informatics and telecommunications in industry, business and society.
  • Is able to analyse, specify, design, implement, test and evaluate individual electronic devices, components and algorithms, for signal-processing, communication and complex systems.
  • Is aware of and critical about the impact of electronics, information and communication technology on society.
Objectifs de l'unité d'enseignement (et/ou acquis d'apprentissages spécifiques) *

- To understand the structure of the telecommunications networks and their protocol architecture

- Being able to instantiate the main protocols of the Internet

- Enforce network and data integrity

Contenu de l'unité d'enseignement *

- Networking Fundamentals

- the OSI model

- Application layer: HTTP, FTP, DNS, P2P 

- Transport: TCP, UDP, RTP

- Routing: IPv4, IPv6, main routing protocols (RIP, OSPF, BGP)

- Switching and Virtual Lans (VLANS)

- Architectures 

- Carrier Ethernet

- xDSL and broadband Internet

- Optical Fiber Core Networking (SDH,E-PON)

- IP Television and real-time services

- Network Engineering

- Notions of Quality of Service (QoS)

- Traffic engineering

- Little's law

- Network performance





Méthodes d'enseignement et activités d'apprentissages *

1. Classes

2. Year-long project during the laboratories

- design and implementation of an IP TV system



Support(s) de cours indispensable(s) * Non
Autres supports de cours

PDF Slides


Références, bibliographie et lectures recommandées *
IV. Evaluation
Méthode(s) d'évaluation *
Construction de la note (en ce compris, la pondération des notes partielles) *
Langue d'évaluation *


V. Organisation pratique
Institution organisatrice * ULB
Faculté gestionnaire * Ecole polytechnique Bruxelles
Quadrimestre * Premier quadrimestre (NRE : 22064, 34429)
Horaire * Premier quadrimestre
Volume horaire
VI. Coordination pédagogique
Contact *
Lieu d’enseignement *

Classes: Solbosch Campus

Exercises: telecommunications lab (Solbosch Campus - UB2.329a)

VII. Autres informations relatives à l’unité d’enseignement

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