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1. General information
ECTS credits:
Academic year:
First quarter
Main language:
Second language:
Use of additional languages:
English Friendly:
Web site:
Lecturer: JUAN JOSE DE DIOS DE DIOS - Group(s): 30 
Phone number
Office hours
E. Politécnica Cuenca (2.18)
Se indicará al principio del semestre.

Phone number
Office hours
E. Politécnica Cuenca (2.15)
Se indicará al principio del semestre.

2. Pre-Requisites

No pre-requisites established.

A basic knowledge is recommended about communication networks architecture and TCP/IP protocol stack, as well as attending simultaneously the course on 'Network Management and Operations' during the same term.

3. Justification in the curriculum, relation to other subjects and to the profession

Telematics is one of the professional branches of the telecommunications engineer.

This course set strong foundations and is also complemented with the courses on 'Network Management and Operations', and 'Integration of Networks, Services and Applications'.

4. Degree competences achieved in this course
Course competences
Code Description
E04 The ability to design and measure transport networks, and also distribute and broadcast multimedia signals.
E06 The ability to build, design, implement, manage, operate, run and maintain networks, services and content.
E07 The ability to carry out planning, decision-making, and packaging of network, services and applications while considering service quality, direct and operational costs, plans for implementation, supervision, security processes, scaling and maintenance, as well as managing and ensuring quality in the development process.
E08 The ability to understand and know how to apply the operation and organisation of the Internet, the latest-generation Internet technology and protocols, component models, intermediary software and services.
E09 The ability to solve convergence, interoperability and design of heterogeneous networks with local networks, access and bandwidth such as the integration of telephone, data, television and interactive services.
G01 The ability to conceptualise, calculate and design products, processes and facilities in all fields of Telecommunications Engineering.
G02 The ability to lead the creation and installation of telecommunication systems while complying with current regulations ensuring quality service.
G04 The ability to perform mathematical modelling, calculations and simulations in technology centres and engineering companies, particularly in tasks involving research, development and innovation in all areas related to Telecommunications Engineering and related multidisciplinary fields.
G08 The ability to apply acquired knowledge and solve problems in new or unknown settings within wide and multidisciplinary environments while being capable of integrating knowledge.
G11 The ability to know how to communicate their conclusions and the latest supporting knowledge or data to both specialised and non-specialised audiences clearly and free from ambiguity.
G12 The ability to have the learning skills which allow them to continue studying in a largely self-directed or autonomous way.
5. Objectives or Learning Outcomes
Course learning outcomes
Adequate defence of the solutions provided in the different phases of design, planning and implementation of telematic networks.
Design and dimensioning of access and transport networks, broadcasting, and distribution of multimedia content.
Design and dimensioning of local area networks.
Skills in the search of bibliographical sources to autonomously complete the knowledge in the field of telematic networks.
Active participation in making decisions in the different ways of addressing a problem or issue.
Planning, decision making and packaging of networks, services and applications considering service quality, direct and operating costs, implementation plan, supervision, security procedures, scaling and maintenance.
Teamwork in a cooperative way.
Correct communication orally and in writing of the solutions to the problems raised.
Configuration of quality of service parameters to model the generated traffic and its specific requirements.
Understanding of technical documentation in English and mastery of specific vocabulary in this language.
Analysis and synthesis of technical documentation.
Knowledge of the models of advanced queuing systems most used in communication networks and their application to the dimensioning of networks and interconnection devices.
Knowledge and adequate application of the standards and regulations used in communication networks.
Knowledge and application of the general concepts related to the quality of service in communication networks.
Additional outcomes
Not established.
6. Units / Contents
  • Unit 1: Integration of services
    • Unit 1.1: Multimedia contents and applications
    • Unit 1.2: Multimedia, interactive and broadcasting services
    • Unit 1.3: Multimedia transport protocols
    • Unit 1.4: Classification of traffic
    • Unit 1.5: Quality of Service
    • Unit 1.6: Network performance
  • Unit 2: Dimensioning techniques
    • Unit 2.1: Traffic modelling
    • Unit 2.2: Queueing theory
    • Unit 2.3: Dimensioning
    • Unit 2.4: Optimization
  • Unit 3: Network planning
    • Unit 3.1: Setting information and base line
    • Unit 3.2: Design models
    • Unit 3.3: Planning methodology
    • Unit 3.4: Multilayer network planning
  • Unit 4: Laboratory
    • Unit 4.1: Quality of Service
    • Unit 4.2: Dimensioning devices and networks
    • Unit 4.3: Planning a network

Software: Cisco Packet Tracer, Riverbed Modeler, NetSim, Java Modelling Tools (JMT)

Hardware: Routers & Switches

7. Activities, Units/Modules and Methodology
Training Activity Methodology Related Competences ECTS Hours As Com R Description *
Class Attendance (theory) [ON-SITE] Lectures E06 E07 E08 E09 G01 G02 G04 G12 0.68 17 N N N
Problem solving and/or case studies [ON-SITE] Problem solving and exercises E06 E07 E08 E09 G01 G02 G04 G08 G11 G12 0.28 7 N N N
Class Attendance (practical) [ON-SITE] Practical or hands-on activities E06 E07 E08 E09 G01 G02 G04 G08 G11 G12 0.72 18 N N N
Practicum and practical activities report writing or preparation [OFF-SITE] Practical or hands-on activities E06 E07 E08 E09 G01 G02 G04 G08 G11 G12 0.8 20 Y N Y
Writing of reports or projects [OFF-SITE] Self-study E06 E07 E08 E09 G01 G02 G04 G08 G11 G12 0.4 10 Y N Y
Individual tutoring sessions [ON-SITE] E06 E07 E08 E09 G01 G02 G04 G08 G11 G12 0.04 1 N N N
Progress test [ON-SITE] Assessment tests E06 E07 E08 E09 G01 G02 G04 G08 G11 G12 0.08 2 Y N Y
Study and Exam Preparation [OFF-SITE] E06 E07 E08 E09 G01 G02 G04 G08 G11 G12 3 75 N N N
Total: 6 150
Total credits of in-class work: 1.8 Total class time hours: 45
Total credits of out of class work: 4.2 Total hours of out of class work: 105

As: Assessable training activity
Com: Training activity of compulsory overcoming
R: Rescheduling training activity

8. Evaluation criteria and Grading System
  Grading System  
Evaluation System Face-to-Face Self-Study Student Description
Progress Tests 50.00% 0.00% Final written tests about theory and/or problem solving to check the comprehension of concepts and procedures.
Laboratory sessions 40.00% 0.00% Practical tests to assess the handling of instruments and measurement procedures and/or assessment of the laboratory reports.
Assessment of problem solving and/or case studies 10.00% 0.00% Problems, practical cases, jobs or projects, carried out individually or in groups; oral presentation in public could be demanded.
Total: 100.00% 0.00%  

Evaluation criteria for the final exam:
Weights established in 'Grading System' will be applied.
Specifications for the resit/retake exam:
'Progress tests' could be retaken through an exam in the official stated date. The way to reassess the rest of the retaking activities will be specified in 'Campus Virtual' after closing the regular assessment period. The same weights as in the ordinary period will be applied.
Specifications for the second resit / retake exam:
Practical activities must have been passed in the last assessment period. The rest of the formative activities will be assessed through an exam in the offcial stated date. Weights will be 40% laboratory and 60% exam.
9. Assignments, course calendar and important dates
Not related to the syllabus/contents
Hours hours
Writing of reports or projects [AUTÓNOMA][Self-study] 10
Individual tutoring sessions [PRESENCIAL][] 1
Progress test [PRESENCIAL][Assessment tests] 2
Study and Exam Preparation [AUTÓNOMA][] 75

Unit 1 (de 4): Integration of services
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 7
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 1

Unit 2 (de 4): Dimensioning techniques
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 6
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 4

Unit 3 (de 4): Network planning
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (theory) [PRESENCIAL][Lectures] 4
Problem solving and/or case studies [PRESENCIAL][Problem solving and exercises] 2

Unit 4 (de 4): Laboratory
Activities Hours
Class Attendance (practical) [PRESENCIAL][Practical or hands-on activities] 18
Practicum and practical activities report writing or preparation [AUTÓNOMA][Practical or hands-on activities] 20

Global activity
Activities hours
General comments about the planning: Units will be taught consecutively along the real calendar of the term in which the course is placed.
10. Bibliography and Sources
Author(s) Title Book/Journal Citv Publishing house ISBN Year Description Link Catálogo biblioteca
Gerald R. Ash Traffic Engineering and QoS Optimization of Integrated Voice & Data Networks Kaufmann 978-0-12-370625-6 2007 Ficha de la biblioteca
Hummel, Shaun Cisco design fundamentals: multilayered network design and security for network engineers Cisco Press 978-1-50883-352-9 2015  
J. McCabe Network Analysis, Architecture, and Design. 3rd. ed. Kaufmann 2007  
Kun I. Park QoS in packet networks Springer 2005  
Oppenheimer, Priscilla Top-down network design, 3rd ed. Cisco Press 978-1-58720-283-4 2011 Ficha de la biblioteca
Teare, Diane Designing for Cisco internetwork solutions (DESGN): authoriz Cisco Press 978-1-58705-272-9 2008 Ficha de la biblioteca

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