The Computer Networking program is a joint effort between the Departments of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, in collaboration with the College of Management. It is intended for students with Computer Science or Electrical and Computer Engineering undergraduate degrees who wish to pursue careers in operations, services, development, and research in the networking and IT industry. This is an exciting program that offers a wide variety of technical courses in computer networking, and optionally management courses, for a truly unique educational opportunity.
In modern networks, data are transferred using packet switching. Messages are broken into units called packets, and sent from one computer to the other. At the destination, data are extracted from one or more packets and used to reconstruct the original message. Each packet has a maximum size, and consists of a header and a data area. The header contains the addresses of the source and destination computers and sequencing information necessary to reassemble the message at the destination