18-345: Introduction to Telecommunication Networks

Units: 12

This course introduces the fundamental concepts of telecommunication networks. Underlying engineering principles of telephone networks, computer networks and integrated digital networks are discussed. Topics in the course include: telephone and data networks overview; OSI layers; data link protocol; flow control, congestion control, routing; local area networks (Ethernet, Token Ring and FDDI); transport layer; introduction to high-speed networks; performance evaluation techniques.

4 hrs. lec.

Prerequisites: (36226 or 36212 or 36217) and (18213)


Computer Hardware


Breadth, Coverage
Last modified on 2006-03-14



Current session:

This course is currently being offered.

Past semesters:

S14, S13, S12, S11, S10, F08, F07, F06, F05, F04, F03, F02, F01, F00, F99, F98, S98, S97,