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, 28 April 2011
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
  • Describe, reason about, and suggest designs for networks
  • Use modelling and simulation to analyse networks


The course contains of a theoretical and a practical part.

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, Internet history and future architectures, and wireless networking

Other topics might include, but is not limited to traffic modelling, delay-tolerant networks, anonymity in the Internet, quality of Service, and distributed testbeds

Practical part consists of labs covering network programming as well as network analysis, simulation or modelling


The theoretical part of the course consists of lectures and discussion seminars.

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:

  • exam
  • oral presentation
  • written reviews of scientific texts or other material included in the course
  • active participation in group work and seminars.

The actual design will be presented at the start of the course.

For the practical part, comprising 1.5 credits, the examination consists of one or more written reports, possibly augmented with demonstrations.

Other directives

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