Syllabus for Computer Networks I

Datakommunikation I


  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1DT052
  • Education cycle: First cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Computer Science G1F, Technology G1F
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2009-03-16
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2022-02-10
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: Autumn 2022
  • Entry requirements:

    15 credits in mathematics and 30 credits in computer science, including at least one second course in computer programming and at least 5 credits in computer architecture.

  • Responsible department: Department of Information Technology

Learning outcomes

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

  • Explain in a concise manner how the Internet is constructed and functions.
  • Reason about design choices at different layers in the TCP/IP protocol stack.
  • Use standard tools to debug a network path.
  • Theorize about establishing and maintaining communication at different levels of abstraction.
  • Identify and discuss usual security issues regarding computer network protocols and applications.


The course is divided into a theoretical (3 credits) and a practical part (2 credits).

Theoretical part consists of introduction to Internetworking, communicating applications, data transport, core Internet protocols (TCP, UDP, IP, ICMP), introduction to routing and forwarding, Ethernet and other physical technologies, common tools for network debugging, and introduction to data security

Practical part consists of exploring the network, data transport in practise, and setting up a small network



Supervised group work

Exercise sessions

Computer labs



The assessment in the theory section of the course consists of a combination of written and oral examinations.

The assessment in the practical section of the course consists of assignments and oral examinations.

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.

Other directives

This course has a large overlap with 1DT094  Internet of things and therefore these courses cannot be included in the same degree.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: Autumn 2022

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

Last modified: 2022-04-26