Introduction to Computer Networking


Stanford School of Engineering

Introduction to Computer Networking


The Internet drives tremendous change in the world while continuously changing and evolving itself. This course teaches the concepts and general principles of the underlying networks of the Internet.

Learn about the structure and components of computer networks, packet switching, and layer architectures as well as a variety of applications. Gain the experience and tools required to use and write protocols. Explore issues of network security.


CS110 or equivalent

Topics include

  • Web/http, voice-over-IP, p2p file sharing and socket programming
  • Reliable transport: TCP/IP, reliable transfer, flow control, and congestion control
  • The network layer: names and addresses, routing
  • Local area networks: ethernet and switches
  • Wireless networks and network security

Note on Course Availability

The course schedule is displayed for planning purposes – courses can be modified, changed, or cancelled. Course availability will be considered finalized on the first day of open enrollment. For quarterly enrollment dates, please refer to our graduate certificate homepage.

012 Autumn 2020-21 Online

Not Yet Available

Dates:September 14 - November 20, 2020
Units: 3.00-4.00
Delivery Option:
For Credit $4,056.00-$5,408.00

Pre-registration Dates: August 10 to September 4, 2020

Computer Science Department Requirement
Students taking graduate courses in Computer Science must enroll for the maximum number of units and maintain a B or better in each course in order to continue taking courses under the Non Degree Option.

Pre-registration for this course will secure your enrollment request and ensure timely processing of your application for potential course approval. Please note: course enrollment will be confirmed after September 1, 2020; after completing your pre-registration, no further action is required on your part.


This course may not currently be available to learners in some states and territories.