TTM4100 - Communication - Services and Networks


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

Multimedia components and network based services, switching principles, network types, Internet. Reference models (i.e. OSI and TCP/IP) and generic protocol functionality. Functionality in the application, transport, network, link and physical layers. Within the application layer, architecture and protocols for the Domain Name System, e-mail and World Wide Web (WWW) will be focused. Introduction to multimedia systems. Introduction to wireless and mobile networks.

Learning outcome

A. Knowledge:
1) A foundational understanding of the most fundamental concepts, principles and technologies underlying computer communication networks and services, including the overall architecture of the Internet, principles of network based services, principles of switching techniques, functionality and basic protocols of the five layers, and use of Transport Layer protocols in network application design.
2) A basic understanding of wireless and mobile networks.
3) A basic understanding of multimedia networking.

B. Skills:
1) To be able to communicate, reason and creatively think about the architectures, principles and technologies in the design and implementation of computer communication networks and services.
2) To be able to explain how and why the basic protocols of the five layers work.
3) To be able to communicate, reason and creatively think about wireless and mobile networks, and multimedia networking.
4) To be able to design and implement basic network applications using the existing Transport Layer protocols.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercises and project. Lectures and excercises are common to all students following the course. All students must complete a mandatory project in order to qualify for the final exam. For students following the Computer Technology and Communication Technology study programs, the project may be common to several courses in this term. If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises
  • Project work

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

James F. Kurose and Keith W. Ross: Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
IT2203 4.5
MNFIT223 4.5
MNFIT223 4.5
SIE5003 7.5



Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Spring Written examination 100/100 D
* The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.