Course title
Information Network

kobayashi satoru
Course description
The Internet, which is a critical infrastructure of modern information society, has been designed through a selection of many elemental technologies. In the future, it will be an important issue to design networks satisfying the requirements for increasingly diversified information services. Active engineers in the information society will need to understand the elemental technologies consisting of the Internet and cultivate sensitivity for combining the technologies appropriately. This lecture aims at equipping for designing networks through learning significance and mechanism of network technologies, including basic technologies within the protocol stack and practical technologies for operating site.
Purpose of class
This lecture aims at acquiring general knowledge about information network technology for science/engineering students who do not major in communication engineering.
Goals and objectives
  1. Understanding the mechanism of the Internet
  2. Understanding the significance and characteristics of the components of communication systems
  3. Catching up the transition of network technologies corresponding to the changes in social demands
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Introduction: The basis of network architecture
- Technical standards and protocols
None 0minutes
2. Protocol stack
- OSI reference model and TCP/IP model
- Performance in communications
- Understand the significance of protocol stack
- Survey on familiar things related to performance in communications
3. Network devices for communications
- Relation between datalink and network
- Functions of network devices
- Understand the difference of IP address and MAC address
- Understand the functions of network devices
4. Datalink layer
- Ethernet, Wireless communication
- Collision avoidance
- Understand collision avoidance in ethernet and wireless communication 100minutes
5. Network layer
- IP in network
- Basis of routing
Understand significance of IP address 100minutes
6. Transport layer
- Functions of TCP
- Other protocols in transport layer
Understand functions of TCP 100minutes
7. Application layer
- HTTP, mail
- CS and P2P
- Summarize OSI reference model
- Survey on network protocols and layers that are related to familiar communications 100minutes
8. Dynamic routing
- RIP, OSPF, BGP, etc.
- Understand Dijkstra's algorithm
- Understand the difference of routing protocols
9. Peripheral technologies of IP
- NAT, ARP, DHCP, etc.
- Understand main functions of home routers 100minutes
10. DNS
- Domain name and URL
- Mechanism of DNS
- Understand mechanism of DNS 100minutes
11. IPv6
- The difference of IPv4 and IPv6
- Understand the design of IPv6
- Understand the correspondence of technologies in IPv4 and IPv6
Report assignment 300minutes
12. Technologies for familiar communication
- Technologies for home network
- Technologies for mobile communications
- Technologies for realtime presentation
Understand communications related to own life 100minutes
13. Technologies for network operation
- Technologies for flexible operation
- Technologies for monitoring and automation
- Understand relations among business, development and operation
- Understand significance of technologies for operation
14. Term-end exam
- Exam and explanation
- Report submission
- Prepare for term-end exam 200minutes
Total. - - 1700minutes
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Term-end exam Report Total.
1. 20% 20% 40%
2. 20% 20% 40%
3. 20% 20%
Total. 60% 40% -
Evaluation method and criteria
Term-end exam 60%, report 40%,
However, those with an attendance rate of 70% or less will not accept credits.
Pass score of over 60% is accepted.
Textbooks and reference materials
Textbooks are unnecessary. Recommend the following two books as reference books.
- Takeshita et al. "Mastering TCP / IP Getting Started," Ohmsha Publishing Company.
Bring a smartphone or a tablet that runs on iOS or Android.
If you cannot, please tell it to the lecturer.
Install "HE.NET network tools" on the smartphone in advance.
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • I receive questions and consultation before and after class.
Relation to the environment
Environment-related course ( 5%)
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates a basic self-management skills
Active-learning course
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicatable
N/A None
Last modified : Sun Aug 18 04:01:09 JST 2019