Spain, Barcelona

Computer Networks

when 25 June 2019 - 12 July 2019
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 840

Computer networks, and Internet in particular, have become a basic tool for all knowledge disciplines. In this course, we are going to analyse how they are designed and how they operate, focussing on the networks using the TCP/IP protocol family (internet). The topic will be addressed from three different perspectives: the interconnection of networks, the end-to-end interaction of computers, and user applications. Besides, other fascinating technologies will be addressed such as the Deep Web (TOR routing and hidden services), network attacks, and basic network security tools.

The student is expected to attend classes, to solve a list of problems at home, to pass two tests and a final exam, and to develop three practical exercises in the lab. The teaching team continuously assists the students in their learning process, combining theoretical explanations with hands-on examples.

Course leader

Sergi Robles, Carlos Borrego and M. Carmen Toro
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona/ Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB)

Target group

The UAB Barcelona Summer School is open to standing local and international undergraduates and graduates students. International students who have been accomplished the first year of their undergraduate or at least the 50% of their first year credits at their home university could also be enroled at the programme. A working knowledge of the language instruction is highly recommended.

Course aim

The main objective of this course is that students get an overall vision of the main concepts related to heterogeneous computer networks, their interconnection, the protocols they use, and the basic development of network software. When finishing this course, students will be able to design extensible and robust internets, to configure networks, to detect and solve network problems due to misconfiguration or attacks to their protocols, and to develop the basic communication component of applications.

Credits info

6 EC
All subjects are accredited with 6 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) that your university might transfer to you own degree programme (depending on your home university’s regulations), especially if it has a mobility programme in place with the UAB.

Fee info

EUR 840: Full course's registration fee