Syllabus for Computer Networks II

Datakommunikation II

A revised version of the syllabus is available.

  • 10 credits
  • Course code: 1DT074
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Computer Science A1N, Technology A1N
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2010-03-18
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: Autumn 2010
  • 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

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


The course contains of a theoretical and a practical part.

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
Network programming
Network simulation and analysis
Wireless networking

Other topics might include, but is not limited to:
Traffic modelling
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


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.


For the theoretical part comprising 8.5 credits, the examination consists of at least one oral presentation, written reviews of scientific texts or other material included in the course, and active participation in group work and seminars.

For the practical part comprising 1.5 credits, 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.

Last modified: 2022-04-26