Course Title: Advanced Topics in Distributed Systems and Networks

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Advanced Topics in Distributed Systems and Networks

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

COSC2456

City Campus

Postgraduate

140H Computer Science & Information Technology

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2014

COSC2457

City Campus

Undergraduate

140H Computer Science & Information Technology

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2014

Course Coordinator: Prof. Zahir Tari

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3782

Course Coordinator Email: zahir.tari@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You may not enrol in this course unless it is explicitly listed in your enrolment program summary.

You are required to have successfully completed courses COSC 1170/1171 Foundations of Distributed Computing OR COSC1197 Distributed Systems AND COSC2061/1111 Data Communication and Net-Centric Computing or equivalent.

Disclaimer: This seminar-mode course will run only if there are sufficient enrolments by the beginning of the relevant semester. If it is cancelled, you will be advised to choose a suitable alternative course.


Course Description

This course is about advanced topics in Distributed Systems and Networking. It provides you with in-depth technical / scientific understanding of some of the key topics, such as “Big Data”, “Cloud”, “Performance”, “Reliability” etc. This course complements existing courses of the Distributed Systems by providing a much deeper technical understanding of the fundamental concepts, algorithms and architectures used to solve such issues/topics.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

The aim of the course is preparation for independent learning. The course will equip students with the ability of critically evaluating new material.


Students will gain a deep understanding of an advanced networked & distributed systems topic.


Overview of Learning Activities

After the introduction of a topic by a lecturer, students will  explore specific issues independently.


Overview of Learning Resources

Students are expected to utilise the electronic and other resources of the library.


Overview of Assessment

The assessment for this course consists of three presentations each related to one of the topics covered in the course, and three written reports.
 
For standard assessment details, including deadlines, weightings, and hurdle requirements relating to Computer Science and IT courses see: http://www.rmit.edu.au/compsci/cgi