Syllabus for Computer Networks II

Datakommunikation II

  • 7.5 credits
  • Course code: 1DT015
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Computer Science A1N, Technology A1N

    Explanation of codes

    The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:

    First cycle

    • G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
    • G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
    • G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
    • GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

    Second cycle

    • A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
    • A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
    • AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2007-03-15
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Revised: 2008-12-15
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: Spring 2009
  • Entry requirements: 120 credits including at least 90 credits within Mathematics and Natural science, including Computer Networks I or the equivalent
  • Responsible department: Department of Information Technology
  • This course has been discontinued.

Learning outcomes

After the course, the students are able to...

Design and implement communicating applications
Read, synthesise and present scientific papers within the area
Use modelling and simulation to analyse networks

Content

The course contains of a theoretical (6 credits) and a practical part (1.5 credits).

Theoretical part

The theoretical part of the course centres around a set of scientific articles within the area of computer networking. Topics might change slightly from one year to another to meet the ongoing trends within the area.
The following topics are, however, always included:

Protocol design
Traffic modelling
Network programming
Network simulation and analysis
Other topics might include, but is not limited to:

Wireless networking
Delay-tolerant networks
Anonymity in the Internet
Quality of Service
Distributed testbeds
Practical part

The practical part consists of labs covering:

Network programming
Network analysis, simulation or modelling

Instruction

The theoretical part of the course consists of a number of seminars which are held by teachers, students and guests. All students are expected to present at least once.

The practical part of the course consists of a number of hand-in assignments.

Assessment

For the theoretical part, the examination consists of:

One oral presentation (at least)
Written reviews of scientific texts or other material included in the course
For the practical part, the examination consists of one or more written reports, possibly augmented with demonstrations.

Reading list

The reading list is missing. For further information, please contact the responsible department.