Provisional marks for the course are available. You will find the following fields visible:
Sessional (out of 60) : This is the sum of your marks for the mid-term exam, assignment and labs (best of 5). Note that, any bonus marks that you may have received for the assignment have been accounted for.
FinalMarks (out of 40) : Scaled marks for the final exam.
Total (out of 100) : Sum of the above and your final mark in this course.
A reminder that to pass this course, your FinalMarks >=16 and Total >= 50 .
Final exam scripts can be viewed on Monday, 16th December from 2-5pm in Room 508, Level 5, K17 . However, you MUST email the course admin, Nadeem Ahmed ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) with your zID. This will ensure that your exam script is available for viewing during the consultation.
Congratulations and a shout out to the following students:
Xuan Yi 97
Oscar Cowdery Lack 96
Michael Gribben 96
Mitchell Johnston 96
Matthew Chen 95
Jude Lim 96
Morten Schou 96
Horace Pang 94
Rui Li 93
Kelvin Trinh 93
Good luck everyone. Not meaning to be Captain Obvious but some advice:
May the force be with you all !!
Exam Consults: Monday, 2nd Dec 3-4 pm & Tuesday, 3rd Dec 9:30 am - 10:30 am, both in Room 612, K17
A skeleton of the final exam is available on the final exam page.
Thanks for providing feedback. The response rate for 3331 and 93331 is at 34% and 47% currently. We could use with more participants. The surveys close tomorrow.
I was planning to release a skeleton of the final exam paper with a breakdown of the marks and context examined in each question. The intended release date is Friday, 29th November. However, if the myExperience Feedback response rate for the class reaches 50% then I would be happy to release it earlier. Current stats are: COMP3331: 15%, COMP9331: 24%. We look forward to receiving your feedback.
In the lectures we will wrap up link layer and wireless networks and get started with security. The final lab (Lab 7) will go over NAT, Ethernet and ARP and is due by noon, Monday, 18th November . A reminder that we will pick your 5 best lab scores (out of 7). The assignment deadline ( noon, Friday, 22nd November ) is approaching soon. The myExperience surveys are open. Please provide feedback so that we can improve the course for future offerings.
The final exam for 3331/9331 will be held on Wednesday, 4th December from 08:45 am - 11:00 am . Check myUNSW for the location. Details about the examinable content, sample paper, etc will be made available at the start of Week 10.
In the lectures this week we will go over routing algorithms and get started with the link layer. Lab 5 will include exercises on TCP Throughput, IP Fragmentation and Routing. Assignment consults are on. Check the assignment page for details. Go seek help if you are stuck. Lab 4 marks will be released in the next few days. The assignment is due on noon, Friday, 22nd November.
The marks for the mid-term exam are available. The exam questions paper, answers and class statistics are all available on the mid-term exam page.
You may view your marked exam scripts at the following time/location:
Friday 1st Nov 2019 1pm to 3pm CSE consultation room 403
Monday 4th Nov 2019 2pm to 4pm CSE consultation room 403
Please note that if you wish to see your answer booklet, you need to first email the course admin (email@example.com) providing your zID and the consultation slot that you wish to attend. This will ensure that your answer booklet is available for viewing during the consultation.
Special shout out to the following students for their excellent performance:
Xuan Yi: 20 (you rock !!)
Mitchell Johnston: 20 (you rock !!)
Francis Weate: 18.8
Matthew Chen: 18.5
Jack Drury: 18.5
Xiaohan Zhu: 18
Haoze Li: 18
Morten Schou: 17.8
This week we will dive into the network layer data plane in the lectures. Lab 5 will explore TCP congestion control and is due by noon, 4th November . We have arranged for assignment consults to run in Weeks 7-9 . Separate sessions have been arranged for the 3 programming languages supported: C, Java and Python. The schedule is available on the assignments page. We have released sample code for a multi-threaded server (and a corresponding client) in these 3 languages. You may find this useful for the assignment. Note that the code provided is for a UDP server, but you must use TCP in your assignment. We will release the mid-term marks later in the week. Be on the look-out for a separate announcement about this later in the week.
And I am back, see you in lectures this week !!
A reminder about the mid-term exam to be held during regular lecture hours 09:00 - 11:00 on Tuesday, 22nd October. Check the mid-term exam page for details about sitting arrangement and things to bring with you. A skeleton of the exam is also provided. You can save some time on the day by reading the instructions provided in the skeleton. Make sure you get a good nights sleep. Good luck everyone. May the force be with you !!
There will be no lecture on Tuesday as you will be writing the exam. On Thursday we will wrap up TCP congestion control and time permitting start exploring the network layer.
Lab 4 will explore TCP. The lab report is due on noon, 28th October (Week 7).
Lab 3 marks and answers should be released early next week.
The regular LiC consultation sessions are not scheduled in Week 5 and 6 due to travel commitments of LiC. Please note the following alternate consultation sessions.
Friday 18th Oct 2019: 1 to 3pm, CSE consultation room 403
Monday 21st October 2019: 12 to 2pm, CSE consultation room 403
These sessions will be conducted by Nadeem.
Announcements for Week 5:
In case you are considering dropping COMP3331/9331, the last day to drop a T3 course without financial liability is 11:59pm, 13 October (census date).
Note: This is not a subtle message to get you to drop the course, but rather just a public service announcement !!
A number of announcements this week. Read carefully:
Have a great week and see you in lectures.
The first lab report is due by noon, Monday, 30th September. Submission instructions are in the lab spec. Submissions received via email will not be entertained.
In the lectures, we will wrap up our coverage of the application layer, which includes e-mail, DNS, P2P and CDN.
Everybody is strongly encouraged to work through all sample and homework questions. This will be useful practice for the exams.
In Lab 2, we will explore HTTP and get introduced to Wireshark. You will also get your first exposure to socket programming.
Have a great week and see you in lectures !!
This week in lectures, we will wrap up our introduction to computer networks and dive into networked applications.
Labs will commence this week. The first lab exercise is up on the webpage. Students are strongly urged to read the Tools of the Trade introductory document available on the labs page prior to the lab. The first lab report is due by 12 noon, Monday 30th September. Students enrolled in both streams (LEC + WEB) should attend the labs and submit the reports.
Students are strongly encouraged to post their solutions (or participate in discussions) on questions related to the Week 1 content. These are posted on the "Lecture Notes" page and a separate problem set is available under "Homework Questions". We will post answers in due time but we strongly encourage everybody to have a go BEFORE reviewing the answers. This will provide good practice for the exams.
A head's up that the mid-term exam will be held on Tuesday, 22nd October (Week 6) during regular class hours (9am - 11am). Students enrolled in both streams (LEC + WEB) are expected to sit the exam in person. Further information will be made available later.
Have a great week and see you in class on Tuesday & Thursday !!
Welcome to COMP3331/9331, Term 3. The course webpage is at www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~cs3331
Please read the course outline carefully.
Our first lecture will be held on Tuesday, 17th September from 9am - 11am in Ainsworth G03 (J17). See you there.
Labs will commence in Week 2.