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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - EEL6506

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2012-03-26
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): Reinstate the course.
Comments: Request to reinstate 1/26/12. Approved by SCNS Effective

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2696 2011-12-13
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Electrical Engineering EN
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Richard D. Gitlin 8139741321

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    EEL 6506 Broadband Networking

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Broadband Networking
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    B - Face-to-face and online (separate sections) 0


    EEL 4512C


    Course Description

    This course covers the technologies enabling broadband services and networking and the fundamentals of traffic engineering, network types, network architectures and protocols, and the design of data networks and analysis of their performance.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?


    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science and research experience in communications networks.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    Provide students with a deep understanding of the theory, implementation, and performance analysis of switch architectures and broadband integrated data networks; traffic and congestion control; queue modeling and analysis with applications to integrated-service packet networks, and network security.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Knowledge of broadband network systems, architectures, protocols, performance, and tradeoffs.

    C. Major Topics

    Protocols, performance, and implementation of the data link layer and the network layer of communication networks. Theory, implementation, and performance analysis of switch architectures and broadband integrated networks; traffic and congestion control. Queue modeling and analysis with applications to space-time digital switching systems and to integrated-service telecommunication systems. Fundamentals of traffic engineering and queueing theory. Queue size, waiting time, busy period, blocking, and stochastic process analysis for Markovian and non-Markovian models.

    D. Textbooks

    Communication Networks, 2/e

    Alberto Leon-Garcia and Indra Widjaja

    McGraw Hill

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    As selected by instructor.

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    mid term (40%) and final exam (60%)

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    Weekly homework, midterm and final.

    H. Attendance Policy

    Course Attendance at First Class Meeting Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation Registration - 4.0101,

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. Its the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    Make up homework is at the discretion of the instructor and follows the university policy on academic integrity (USF Regulation 3.027).

    J. Program This Course Supports

    Communications and Signal Processing track

  5. Course Concurrence Information

    Computer Science.

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