Distributed Information Systems

5 credits

Syllabus, Bachelor's level, 1DT066

Education cycle
First cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Computer Science G2F, Sociotechnical Systems G2F, Technology G2F
Grading system
Pass with distinction, Pass with credit, Pass, Fail
Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 30 August 2018
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.
  • Use basic tools to explore a networked environment and work in a distributed fashion.
  • Demonstrate awareness of data and networking security.
  • Analyse and present a distributed system in a seminar form.
  • Design and Analyse a simple distributed information system.


  • An introduction to computer systems.
  • Introduction to Internetworking, protocol stacks and data transport.
  • Design and operation of distributed systems and applications.
  • Central concepts in distributed systems, including transparency, scalability, middleware, synchronisation, failure handling, consistency, and parallelism.
  • Operating systems, scheduling, processes, memory systems and cloud abstractions.
  • Security considerations, basic cryptography and network security.
  • Basic designs and constraints of Internet-of-Things, including energy, scalability, privacy, and semantical interoperability.
  • Analyzis and presentation of a network based distributed system.
  • Examining running networks with observing tools.


Lectures, seminars, assignments, and labs.


Written and oral examination of seminars, assignments, and labs.

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

The course cannot be counted towards a degree together with 1DT057, 1DT052, 1DT102, eller 1DT094.