EE-NET Course Policy and Procedures

Instructor, contact info, office hours

Dr. Aleksander Malinowski, office JOBST 328,
phone: +1 (309) 306 1131, e-mail: olekmali at bradley dot edu,
Web site:
Office hours are posted using FSMail Google Calendar and by appointment.


Via pre-recorded lectures (300MB size AVI files 1280x1024) and assigned readings, available through Bradley University Continuing Education Center. The current course Web site is hosted using Sakai on-line Course management System - open lab homework assignments, source code examples, and some additional resources are available.

Texts (required)

  1. Data Communications and Networking, 3rd ed. by B. A. Forouzan, Mc Graw Hill, ISBN: 0-072-51584-8
  2. TCP/IP Protocol Suite, 2ed by B. A. Forouzan, Mc Graw Hill, ISBN : 0-072-46060-1

E-mail and Sakai® usage

The course has its Web page on Sakai. Partial course notes, homework assignments, announcements, and examples of past exams will be posted only on Sakai. You are responsible for maintaining a reliable e-mail account at Bradley University and checking your e-mail daily. Homework tips and important or last minute announcements and will be distributed only by e-mail using Sakai mailing list. Replies to your e-mail, in general, will go to the return address specified in your message. In no case instructor is responsible for undelivered e-mail due to full mailbox error or your choice of forwarding it to an off-campus location.

Homework and Quizzes

There will be about 8 assignments or small projects. Short theoretical questions will be asked in parallel with short programming assignments in C. Homework will be posted on the course web site and mentioned in the class. Some homework will have to be demoed in person in the Networked Embedded Systems lab. Otherwise, they will be due by e-mail on Thursdays by 11:59pm. Keep your homework and a copy of the sent email in your mailbox until the grade is posted. Keep the received back email with grade until the end of the semester. To avoid delays follow the advised subject line and do not use that subject for asking questions. Late submission of certain assignment will be penalized progressively up to 10% per day until 50% is reached. No credit will be given if submitted after the corresponding exam or after the last day of lectures, or if a sample solution is posted. Several unannounced quizzes will be given during the semester. Quizzes will cover primarily recent homework. They will contribute towards homework. Final assignment will carry more weight and must be demoed in the lab in person by the final exam deadline.


There will be three in class exams given during the semester. All exams will include material you are responsible for learning in class, from textbooks, WWW reading and from the open lab homework assignments.

Exam 1 Date T.B.A.
Exam 2 Date T.B.A.
Exam 3 Date T.B.A.
Exam 4 (Final) Date T.B.A.

Remote Continuing Education Students

Remote continuing education students take all exams as open book limited time take home exams (24 hours), have no quizzes, relaxed deadlines on homework submission, and no in-person demo of the last homework.

Grading system

Homework and exams will contribute to your final grade as follows:

area midterm final
Homework 25% 25%
Exam 1 75% 25%
Exam 2 --- 25%
Exam 3 --- 25%

Your final grade: A, B, C, D and F will be determined by your total amount of points earned during the course using: 90%, 80%, 70% and 60% limits. Improvement in work and submission of all homework assignments will be used to determine the borderline cases.

points grade
90-100% A
80-89.9% B
70-79.9% C
60-69.9% D

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