Computer Networks II

10 credits

Syllabus, Master's level, 1DT074

A revised version of the syllabus is available.
Education cycle
Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Computer Science A1N, Technology A1N
Grading system
Pass with distinction, Pass with credit, Pass, Fail
Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 18 March 2010
Responsible department
Department of Information Technology

Entry requirements

120 credits including at least 90 credits within Mathematics and Natural science, including Computer Networks I or the equivalent

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.