Loyola University Chicago

Department of Computer Science

COMP 446: Telecommunications

Credit hours



COMP 264 (old 260) and COMP 271


This course introduces the fundamental concepts of telecommunication networks. Underlying engineering principles of telephone networks, computer networks and integrated digital networks are discussed. Topics in the course include: telephone and data networks overview; OSI layers; data link protocol; flow control, congestion control, routing; local area networks (Ethernet, Token Ring and FDDI); transport.