Graduate Study - Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
4+1 without Information Technologies

Code Name Level Year Semester
CEN 665 Data Communication and Computer Networks Graduate 1 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
7.5 0 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Abdülhamit Subaşı, Prof. Dr. Abdülhamit Subaşı, Prof. Dr.
[email protected] no email

The goal of this course is that the student will develop an understanding of the underlying structure of networks and how they operate. At the end of this course a student should be able to:
1.Explain basic networking concepts by studying client/server architecture, network scalability, geographical scope, the Internet, intranets and extranets.
2.Identify, describe and give examples of the networking applications used in everyday tasks such as reading email or surfing the web.
3.Describe layered communication, the process of encapsulation, and message routing in network equipped devices using appropriate protocols.
4.Design and build an Ethernet network by designing the subnet structure and configuring the routers to service that network.
5.Manage network management and systems administration.
6.Construct a patch cord to connect a host computer to a network.

  1. Basics of data transmission, data communication services
  2. (SMDS, X.25, FR, ISDN, ATM, BISDN), definition uses classification and topologies of computer networks,
  3. Multiple access methods,
  4. Layered network structure.
  5. OSI and TCP/IP reference models,
  6. Example networks,
  7. Network standardization,
  8. Physical layer,
  9. Types of transmission medium, X.21, ISDN and V.35,
  10. Interfaces, functions of data link layer, framing, flow control, error control,
  11. HDLC, SLIP and PPP Protocols, medium access control (MAC) sublayer,
  12. Repeaters, bridges, LAN switches, routers, layer-3 switches and gateways,
  13. Networking and internetworking principles; Internet routing, congestion control and operation. Local area networks: Topologies, medium access under contention, queuing principles, performance evaluation,

  1. Network management, message handling systems, www, multimedia applications, multimedia, coding, compression, security, directory services


    • Lectures
    • Presentation
    • Assignments
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Total: 25
    Learning outcomes
    • Demonstrate a systematic and critical understanding of the theories and principles of computer networks;
    • Creatively apply contemporary theories, processes and tools in the development and evaluation of solutions to problems and network design
    • Behrouz A. Forouzan. Data Communications and Networking (4th Edition). McGraw Hill. 2007. ISBN: 0-07-296775-7.

    ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
    Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
    Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week) 0
    Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week) 0
    Midterm Examination (1 week) 0
    Final Examination(1 week) 0
    Preparation for Midterm Examination 0
    Preparation for Final Examination7.50
    Total Workload: 0
    ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 0