Computer Networking, 6 credits

Datornät, 6 hp

TNK108

Main field of study

Computer Science and Engineering

Course level

First cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Evangelos Angelakis

Director of studies or equivalent

Erik Bergfeldt

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 48 h
Recommended self-study hours: 112 h

Available for exchange students

Yes
ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus ECV
6CKTS Communication and Transportation Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 5 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 English Norrköping C
6MTSL Intelligent Transport Systems and Logistics, Master's Programme 1 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 English Norrköping C

Main field of study

Computer Science and Engineering

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level

G2X

Course offered for

  • Intelligent Transport Systems and Logistics, Master's Programme
  • Communication and Transportation Engineering, M Sc in Engineering

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Prerequisites

Telecommunication systems, Programming, Object-Oriented Programming, or equivalent.

Intended learning outcomes

The aim is that the students after completed course should be able to:

  • Identify the most important components of the Internet
  • Describe the principles of client-server and peer-to-peer communication
  • Describe the differences in characteristics of different functions and protocols used in the Internet
  • Compare and explain application areas of different application and transport protocols
  • Relate expressions, components and techniques to the right level of the TCP/IP model
  • Describe the function of the network layer and the implementation in TCP/IP
  • Describe basic functions and current technologies to accomplish network security
  • Explain possibilities and limitations of real time communication via Internet
  • Implement basic communication solutions
  • Quantitatively model selected functions in a TCP/IP network
  • Define and calculate key performance metrics in packet switched networks
  • Explain the principals of medium access control

Course content

The overall aim of the course is to provide knowledge within computer networking, with focus on TCP/IP.

Teaching and working methods

The course consists of lectures and computer lab assignments.

Examination

TEN1Written examination3 creditsU, 3, 4, 5
LAB1Laboratory work3 creditsU, G

Grades

Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Other information

Supplementary courses:
Data communication and Internet, Mobile communication.

Department

Institutionen för teknik och naturvetenskap

Director of Studies or equivalent

Erik Bergfeldt

Examiner

Evangelos Angelakis

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 48 h
Recommended self-study hours: 112 h

Course literature

Additional literature

Books

  • Kurose, James F., Ross, Keith W., (2013) Computer networking : a top-down approach
    ISBN: 9780273768968
    Boston, [Mass.] ; Pearson Education, cop. 2013
Code Name Scope Grading scale
TEN1 Written examination 3 credits U, 3, 4, 5
LAB1 Laboratory work 3 credits U, G

Regulations (apply to LiU in its entirety)

The university is a government agency whose operations are regulated by legislation and ordinances, which include the Higher Education Act and the Higher Education Ordinance. In addition to legislation and ordinances, operations are subject to several policy documents. The Linköping University rule book collects currently valid decisions of a regulatory nature taken by the university board, the vice-chancellor and faculty/department boards.

LiU’s rule book for education at first-cycle and second-cycle levels is available at http://styrdokument.liu.se/Regelsamling/Innehall/Utbildning_pa_grund-_och_avancerad_niva. 

Additional literature

Books

Kurose, James F., Ross, Keith W., (2013) Computer networking : a top-down approach

ISBN: 9780273768968

Boston, [Mass.] ; Pearson Education, cop. 2013

Note: The course matrix might contain more information in Swedish.

I = Introduce, U = Teach, A = Utilize
I U A Modules Comment
1. DISCIPLINARY KNOWLEDGE AND REASONING
1.1 Knowledge of underlying mathematics and science (G1X level)
X

                            
1.2 Fundamental engineering knowledge (G1X level)
X
X

                            
1.3 Further knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural science (G2X level)
X

                            
1.4 Advanced knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural sciences (A1X level)

                            
1.5 Insight into current research and development work

                            
2. PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES
2.1 Analytical reasoning and problem solving
X
X
LAB1

                            
2.2 Experimentation, investigation, and knowledge discovery
X
X
LAB1

                            
2.3 System thinking
X

                            
2.4 Attitudes, thought, and learning

                            
2.5 Ethics, equity, and other responsibilities

                            
3. INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: TEAMWORK AND COMMUNICATION
3.1 Teamwork
X
LAB1

                            
3.2 Communications

                            
3.3 Communication in foreign languages

                            
4. CONCEIVING, DESIGNING, IMPLEMENTING AND OPERATING SYSTEMS IN THE ENTERPRISE, SOCIETAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXT
4.1 External, societal, and environmental context

                            
4.2 Enterprise and business context

                            
4.3 Conceiving, system engineering and management

                            
4.4 Designing
X
LAB1

                            
4.5 Implementing
X
LAB1

                            
4.6 Operating

                            
5. PLANNING, EXECUTION AND PRESENTATION OF RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS WITH RESPECT TO SCIENTIFIC AND SOCIETAL NEEDS AND REQUIREMENTS
5.1 Societal conditions, including economic, social, and ecological aspects of sustainable development for knowledge development

                            
5.2 Economic conditions for knowledge development

                            
5.3 Identification of needs, structuring and planning of research or development projects

                            
5.4 Execution of research or development projects

                            
5.5 Presentation and evaluation of research or development projects

                            

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