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, 2 February 2021
Responsible department
Department of Information Technology

Entry requirements

120 credits including 90 credits in computer science and mathematics with Computer Networks I. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.

Learning outcomes

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.