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.
The course can not be part of graduation together with Wireless communication and networked embedded systems (1DT077)