**ITEC 451: Network Design and Analysis**

Prerequisites: ITEC 122, ITEC 350, either STAT 200 or STAT 301, and one of the following:
MATH 169, MATH 152 or MATH 171

**Credit Hours: (3)**

Covers network design and analysis concepts and tools including optimization and traffic
engineering.

**Detailed Description of Content of Course**

Topics include:

1. Common mistakes in performance evaluation and checklist for avoiding the common
mistakes

2. Systematic approach to performance evaluation

3. Traffic engineering (traffic shaping)

4. Introduction to model building

a. Types of models

b. Seven-step model-building process

5. Review of basic linear algebra

6. Introduction to linear programming (LP)

7. Simplex algorithm and goal programming

8. Network models

9. Integer Programming (IP)

10. Review of calculus and probability

11. Game theory

12. Markov chains

13. Queuing theory

**Detailed Description of Conduct of Course**

Course is conducted using lecture, optimization projects, a research project and a
network lab project. In the lab project, students will configure internet routing
protocols with at least three domains after building a small local area network. Students
will begin the project with cabling and install various operating systems on the computers.

Goals and Objectives of the Course

Students who complete the course will be able to:

1. Identify common mistakes in performance evaluation and describe how to avoid them.

2. Identify and describe a systematic approach to performance evaluation.

3. Design a network that satisfies a given set of conditions using linear programming,
simplex algorithm, integer programming, game theory, and queuing theory.

4. Configure internet routing protocols in a network with at least three domains.

Assessment Measures

Other Course Information

None.

**Review and Approval**

October 1, 1991 Updated for 1991-92 Ivan B. Liss, Chair

May 12, 1994 Reviewed for 1994-95 Edward G. Okie, Chair

Oct. 30, 1996 Prerequisite change Edward G. Okie, Chair

Dec. 6, 1999 Prerequisite change Dana J Eckart, Chair

Sept. 25, 2001 Updated John P. Helm,
Chair

April 2005 Updated Robert H. Phillips,

Acting
Chair

Revised: June 1, 2012