IP Networking Protocols and Technologies

Key information

Start date:
To be confirmed
Attendance dates:
To be confirmed
Stag Hill campus, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH
Contact details:


There has been a great advance in IP networking protocols and technologies in the recent years. This course introduces and explains in some depth the principles, protocols, technologies, services and standards used for internet networking.

Currently we are planning to run this course face to face. 

Overall an excellent course with fantastic lecturers… A very good overview of IP that has helped put things into context and allowed me to join up some of the key ideas with which I was partly familiar.

Comment from previous student

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will have knowledge of:

  • Various networking principles and technologies
  • Principles of internetworking, addressing and routing
  • Quality of service
  • Intent Based Network Management (new)
  • LAN
  • Wireless LAN
  • IP router
  • ATM technologies
  • Relatively recent developments in IP (multicast, integrated and differentiated services, MPLS, IPv6, IP network security)
  • Upper layer protocols, including TCP in detail, presentation aspects and various applications (mail, WWW, directory and name services, VoIP and multimedia services).

Course content

Content includes the following:

  • Introduction and background to data communications
  • Application layer, link layer and transport layer protocols
  • Broadband networks, IP and ATM
  • Internet working and quality of service
  • Network performance, security and management
  • Routing
  • Web technologies.

Learning and teaching methods

Learning and teaching methods include the following:

  • Lectures
  • Discussion of tutorial problem sheets.


There is no assessment for those who take this as an individual short course. For MSc via short course students there will be an examination - currently scheduled for June 2022.

Course leader

Course contributors

Professor George Pavlou

Professor of Communication Networks

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Professor Zhili Sun

Professor of Communication Networking

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Professor Ning Wang

Professor in Networks

Entry requirements

There are no prerequisites required to do this course.

Fees and funding

Price per person:


IET/IEET members: Early bird bookings


Same company bookings of two or more people


Early bird rate


Standard rate: Bookings made one month before

What these fees include

Tuition, catering including lunches, tea and coffee. Course notes will be provided in PDF format.

How to apply

If you are interested in attending this course, then please email Barbara Steel at b.steel@surrey.ac.uk to register your interest.

Terms and conditions

When you accept an offer of a place at the University of Surrey, you are agreeing to comply with our policies and regulations and our terms and conditions. You are also confirming you have read and understood our privacy notice.

  • Cancellations notified in writing ten working days before the event; we charge a cancellation fee of 35 per cent of the standard rate. If we have already received payment we refund 65 per cent of the full fee
  • Cancellations within 10 working days before the event; We charge these at the full rate and do not give refunds
  • If no written notice of cancellation is received, no refund can be made
  • The University of Surrey reserves the right to cancel any event. In this case, the full fee will be refunded unless a mutually convenient transfer can be arranged. Details of event changes or cancellations are available by phoning +44 (0)1483 686040
  • Delegates can make a provisional registration for a course by telephone or email. However bookings are only acknowledged formally once payment has been received
  • Substitutions from the same company may be made following consultation with the Continuing Education Manager
  • The University reserves the right to cancel any course on the grounds of insufficient numbers or for other reasons beyond our control. In this case the full fee will be refunded unless a mutually convenient transfer can be arranged
  • Registrations cannot be accepted without a valid purchase order, credit card payment or cheque.
  • Proof of payment
  • Registrations must come with a valid purchase order, credit card payment or cheque.


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Course location and contact details

Campus location

Stag Hill

Stag Hill is the University's main campus and where the majority of our courses are taught. 

Barbara Steel Faculty Continuing Education Manager

University of Surrey
Surrey GU2 7XH