Master TR-NQF-HE: Level 7 QF-EHEA: Second Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 7

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
CMP5123 Computer Networks and Mobile Communications Fall 3 0 3 8
The course opens with the approval of the Department at the beginning of each semester

Basic information

Language of instruction: En
Type of course: Departmental Elective
Course Level:
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Dr. Öğr. Üyesi ECE GELAL SOYAK
Course Lecturer(s): Dr. Öğr. Üyesi PINAR BÖLÜK
Course Objectives: This course aims to equip students with a fundamental understanding of the principles behind wireless communications and networking, and the related problem solving skills using mathematics/engineering principles.

Learning Outputs

The students who have succeeded in this course;
I. Become familiar with the layered network architecture that is used to analyze computer networks, as well as the functionality of each layer.
II. Can analyze and interpret the performance of wireless networks.
III. Can understand the contributions and challenges in current and future network technologies.
IV. Become familiar with emerging network paradigms and technologies.
V. Can understand and evaluate research articles on networks in the literature, can report and present their key points.

Course Content

This course provides a comprehensive overview of computer networks and mobile communications technologies. The topics include computer networks, Internet, TCP/IP, transport layer protocols, routing layer protocols, medium access control protocols, wireless channel models, packet scheduling, multimedia networks, cellular networks (GSM, GPRS, CDMA, 3G, 4G, etc.), and wireless local area networks.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) An overview of computer networks, introduction to OSI architecture
2) Wireless communication fundamentals (analog and digital data transmission, fading, MIMO systems)
3) PHY layer (modulation and coding techniques, channel capacity); project definition
4) MAC layer (fixed vs. random access, TDMA, FDMA, CDMA)
5) Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN), IEEE 802.11 Wi-Fi standard
6) Mobile wireless ad hoc networks (MANET)
7) Midterm exam
8) IP addressing, Internet, IPv6
9) Transport layer services (TCP, UDP, congestion control)
10) Cellular Networks (2G, 3G, 4G, etc)
11) Application layer protocols, Quality of Service (QoS)
12) Network management, security in computer networks
13) Emerging networks: sensor, cognitive, software defined networks (SDN), Internet of Things (IoT)
14) Research paper presentations


Course Notes: 1. W. Stallings, “Data and Computer Communications,” Prentice Hall, 8th edition, 2007 2. C. Beard and W. Stallings, “Wireless Communication Networks and Systems”, Pearson, Global edition, 2016 3. T. S. Rappaport, “Wireless Communications: Principles and Practice”, Prentice Hall, 2nd edition, 2002 4. A. L. Garcia, I. Widjaja, “Communication Networks”, Mc Graw Hill, 2nd edition, 2004 5. A. S. Tanenbaum, “Computer Networks”, Prentice Hall, 4th edition, 2002
References: Recent technical papers related to Wireless Networks

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance % 0
Laboratory % 0
Application % 0
Field Work % 0
Special Course Internship (Work Placement) % 0
Quizzes 5 % 15
Homework Assignments % 0
Presentation % 0
Project 1 % 15
Seminar % 0
Midterms 1 % 30
Preliminary Jury % 0
Final 1 % 40
Paper Submission % 0
Jury % 0
Bütünleme % 0
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Workload
Course Hours 13 39
Special Course Internship (Work Placement)
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 80
Presentations / Seminar
Project 12 36
Homework Assignments 1 3
Quizzes 1 1
Preliminary Jury
Midterms 2 11
Paper Submission 1 10
Final 1 10
Total Workload 190

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) Understand and implement advanced concepts of Siber Security
2) Use math, science, and modern engineering tools to formulate and solve advenced siber security problems.
3) Review the literature critically pertaining to his/her research projects, and connect the earlier literature to his/her own results
4) Follow, interpret and analyze scientific researches in the field of engineering and use the knowledge in his/her field of study
5) Work effectively in multi-disciplinary research teams
6) Acquire scientific knowledge
7) Find out new methods to improve his/her knowledge.
8) Effectively express his/her research ideas and findings both orally and in writing
9) Defend research outcomes at seminars and conferences.
10) Prepare master thesis and articles about thesis subject clearly on the basis of published documents, thesis, etc.
11) Demonstrate professional and ethical responsibility.