Network Protocol and Systems Software Design for Wireless and Mobile Internet


This course is part of the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science (HSSEAS) Master of Science in Engineering Online (MSOL) program.  It is available only to students pre-approved by HSSEAS. For more information visit


About this course:

CS 211 Network Protocol and Systems Software De­sign for Wireless and Mobile Internet (Instructor: Prof Lu, S.) Lecture, four hours; outside study, eight hours. Requisite: course 118. Designed for graduate students. In-depth study of network protocol and systems software de­sign in area of wireless and mobile Internet. Topics include (1) networking fundamentals: design philoso­phy of TCP/IP, end-to-end arguments, and protocol design principles, (2) networking protocols: 802.11 MAC standard, packet scheduling, mobile IP, ad hoc routing, and wireless TCP, (3) mobile computing sys­tems software: middleware, file system, services, and applications, and (4) topical studies: energy-efficient design, security, location management, and quality of service. Letter grading.

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