Syllabus for Computer Networks II

Datakommunikation II


  • 10 credits
  • Course code: 1DT074
  • 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: 2010-03-18
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2022-10-17
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: Autumn 2023
  • Entry requirements:

    120 credits including 90 credits in computer science and mathematics with participation in Computer Networks I. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.

  • Responsible department: Department of Information Technology

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • design and implement communicating applications
  • identify and analyse, synthesise and present scientific papers within the area
  • describe, reason about, and suggest solution designs for typical computer communications problems
  • use modelling, simulation and measurement methods to analyse computer communication
  • formulate and give constructive feedback on the work of others


The course contains of a theoretical, a practical part and an in-depth part.

Theoretical part of the course centres mainly around wire-bound communication and covers the main part of the Internet protocol suit and methods for analysis of computer communication. 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, network programming, mathematical modelling, network simulation, measurement methods and future architectures.

Other topics might include, but is not limited to delay-tolerant networks, anonymity in the Internet, quality of Service, Internet of Things, software defined networking, cloud services and social networks. Much of this is covered in the in-depth part.

Practical part consists of labs covering network programming as well as simulation or modelling of computer networks.


Lectures, seminars,hand-in assignments and group work.


Exam, active participation at seminars (5 credits); oral and written reporting of lab assignments (1.5 credits); oral and written presentation, constructive feedback on the work of others.

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: Autumn 2023

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Kurose, James F.; Ross, Keith W. Computer networking : a top-down approach

    6. ed., International ed.: Boston, [Mass.]: Pearson Education, cop. 2013

    Find in the library

  • Keshav, Srinivasan. Mathematical foundations of computer networking

    Upper Saddle River, NJ: Addison-Wesley, c2012

    Find in the library