Communication Networks

(CENG 460)

Overview: This course will introduce the fundamental concepts in computer communications networks, to help students understand the principles and practice of designing, building, and operating computer networks, particularly the Internet.

Prerequisites: CENG 255 or CSC 230

Computer Networks, Fifth Edition, Andrew S. Tanenbaum and David J. Wetherall, Pearson, 2010, ISBN: 0-13-212695-8

Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach, Fifth Edition, James F. Kurose and Keith W. Ross, Addison Wesley, 2009, ISBN-10: 0136079679

Dr. Lin Cai, EOW317, cai at,

Office Hours: 
MR 14:30-16:00, or by appointment.

Lectures: MR 13:00-14:20, DTB a110
[Lecture Schedule]


Assessment for CENG 460:

Assignments 10%
Midterm 30%
Final 40%

Grade Conversion and Post of Grade
Guidelines on Religious Observances, Commitment to Inclusivity and Diversity, Standards of Professional Behaviour

Feedback: I am willing to hear from you. Please let me know your questions, suggestions, comments, opinion, and expectation on the lectures, assignments, projects, and the course.

Last Update:  Nov. 2017 by CAI, Lin.