Following the Packet An Educational Enhancement Proposal For Embedded Networking
PI: Ross K. Snider, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Montana State University
The goal of this proposal is to add embedded networking labs and lectures to the Computer Engineering curriculum in the ECE department at MSU. At MSU, we currently have our computer engineering students take their networking curriculum in the Computer Science department. While there is nothing wrong with what the CS department teaches, it primarily focuses on networking at the application level. We don’t have embedded networking curriculum material that focuses on the lower layers of the seven layer OSI networking model. Since embedded networked devices are ubiquitous in today’s society and within industry, we very much need to add curriculum material focusing on the lower OSI layers into our computer engineering program.