TTM4133 - Mobile Networks and Services


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Practical assignments with deliveries 40/100
Digital written exam 30/100 90 minutes D
Readiness Assurance Tests (RATs) 30/100 F

Course content

This course provides a comprehensive overview of mobile wireless networks. It will cover the fundamentals of mobile wireless communication with special emphasis on cellular communications and signalling, briefly presenting multiple access techniques such as TDMA, CDMA and OFDMA. Access and core networks (from GSM to 5G) are examined as well as their main functional network elements. Mobility and session management are covered, together with standard communication protocols and frameworks over IP such as SIP and IMS.

Learning outcome

A. Knowledge: To be able to remember, understand and analyse:

  1. the design and the trade-off between capacity and coverage in a cellular-based mobile wireless system;
  2. the fundamental functions of mobility;
  3. signalling in IP networks;
  4. concepts and principles of mobility and mobile communications;
  5. the IP multimedia subsystem.

B. Skills: To be able to:

  1. communicate, reason and creatively think about mobility and mobile communications;
  2. design, implement and use mobile communication systems;
  3. communicate, reason and creatively think about IP network signalling;
  4. design, configure and use IP multimedia subsystems.

C. General competence: To be able to use the acquired knowledge and skills for:

  1. responsibly applying mobile communication and mobile networking principles in a societal context;
  2. collaborating to the development of wireless mobile networks, both independently and in teams.

Learning methods and activities

The course uses team-based learning. Lectures and exercises are combined. The intention is to facilitate learning and to provide feedback to students throughout the semester, and enable learning in the context of realistic scenarios through projects.

Throughout the semester, students receive feedback on their level of preparation through Readiness Assurance Tests (RATs), which are multiple-choice tests that are done during class time. Each test introduces the students to a new subset of concepts.

To develop skills and knowledge on higher cognitive levels, students also conduct up to 3 practical assignments in teams throughout the semester.

Both the RATs and the practical assignments are compulsory and must be approved in order to qualify for the final exam.

Compulsory assignments

  • Practical assignments with deliveries: participation and submission of reports
  • Readiness assurance tests (RATs): submission

Further on evaluation

Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade in the course.

The portfolio includes Readiness Assurance Tests (RATs), which account for 30% of the final grade.

The portfolio also contains the practical assignments, that students conduct throughout the semester in teams. The teams hand in reports on their proposed solutions and answers, and receive feedback throughout the semester in various ways, including feedback by peers, teaching assistants and the teacher. The exact details of the deliveries and requirements are carefully explained at the beginning of the term. These activities account for 40% of the final grade.

Finally, the portfolio includes a digital written final exam, which counts for 30% of the final grade.

The results for the parts are given in %-scores. The entire portfolio is assigned a letter grade.

The RATs, the practical assignments and exam are given in English only. The exam can be answered in English or in Norwegian.

If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral. If a student also after the re-sit exam has the final grade F/failed, the student must repeat the entire course. Works that count in the final grade must be repeated.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

To be announced at the beginning of the term.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TTM4130 3.7 AUTUMN 2014
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Telematics
  • Communication Technology
  • Technological subjects
Contact information


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Digital written exam 30/100 D 2022-06-02 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Practical assignments with deliveries 40/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Readiness Assurance Tests (RATs) 30/100 F
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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