TTM4100 - Communication - Services and Networks


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 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 layer, transport layer, network layer, link layer and (partly) physical layer. 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. Fundamentals of communication security.

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. 4) A basic understanding of communication security. 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. 5) To be able to provide fundamental security in communication over networks.

The course contributes to almost all UN sustainable development goals (since efficient communication/networking is a fundamental need for all non-local cooperation) but maybe in particular:

  • Goal 4 "Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning for all" ("Infrastructure solutions that bring Internet access; downloadable digital content; digital platforms and remote learning programs").
  • Goal 9 "Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation" ("Industrial Internet of things (IIoT); 5G network connectivity to enable industrial automation and the associated efficiency gains; Cross-team collaboration opportunities enabled by digital platforms").

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, and compulsory theoretical exercises and programming exercises. Lectures and exercises are common to all students following the course. Compulsory activities must be approved in order to qualify for the final exam.

Compulsory assignments

  • Theoretical exercises
  • Programming exercises

Further on evaluation

If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral. A (potential) written re-sit exam may also have a different form than the ordinary exam. If a student wants to repeat the course, approved compulsory activities older than two years must be repeated to qualify for the final exam, regardless whether the student has passed the course earlier or not. Approved compulsory activities from the previous two years will normally be accepted. However, this should be clarified with the course responsible early in the semester.

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
SIE5003 7.5
MNFIT223 4.5
MNFIT223 4.5
TTM4190 5.0 AUTUMN 2017
IMT2006 6.0 AUTUMN 2018
TTM4200 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
TTM4191 6.0 AUTUMN 2021
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Telematics
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Information Security and Communication Technology


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 D PAPIR
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 D PAPIR
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * 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.

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