TELE08005 2012 Quality of Service in Converged Networks

General Details

Full Title
Quality of Service in Converged Networks
Transcript Title
N/A %
Subject Area
TELE - Telecommunications
COMP - Computing & Creative Practices
08 - NFQ Level 8
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2012 - Full Academic Year 2012-13
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Fiona Mitchell, Paul Flynn
Programme Membership
SG_KSYSN_K08 201200 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Systems & Networking L8 SG_KCMPT_K08 201300 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing SG_KSYSN_K08 201700 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Systems & Networking L8

This module aims to provide students with the necessary skills to build, analyse, research, QOS implications for a single converged voice and data communications network

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Implement queuing mechanisms as part of a quality of service build


Configure traffic shaping and traffic policing on enterprise networks


Evaluate transparent network services and examine emerging technologies


Design, configure and build a network that meets the QOS requirements of a fully converged network

Indicative Syllabus

Quality of Service issues with Voice and Data

Queueing and Scheduling

Traffic Shaping and Policing

Transparent Network Services

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
50 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
50 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Practical Evaluation Practical build either simulation or lab equipment Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % Week 8 1,2
2 Practical Evaluation Individual Project Analysis and Design of QOS scenario Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 30 % Week 12 1,2,3,4

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Written closed book final exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 50 % End of Term 1,2,3,4

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Laboratory Practical Computer Laboratory Practical work in lab 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Network Convergence: Services, Applications, Transport and Operations Support by Hu Hanrahan (Hardcover - 23 Feb 2007)

QOS for IP/MPLS Networks by Santiago Alvarez (Hardcover - 15 Jun 2006)

Deploying QoS for Cisco IP and Next Generation Networks: The Definitive Guide by Joseph (Hardcover - 29 May 2009)



Other Resources

Packet Tracer WAN Simulator

OPNET Licenced Networks Simulator

NetLab - Remote Cisco Lab Equipment

IP Telephoney Server

IP Traffic Generator

Remote Lab - NetLab

Advanced IP Services softwareand licences 

Additional Information