TTM4150 - Internet Network Architecture


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

Internet network architecture, including for example network architecture, addressing, multicast, Content Delivery Networks (CDN), Software Defined Networking (SDN), routing (IGP/EGP), quality of service, Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), resource allocation/congestion control, and virtual private networks.

Learning outcome

A. Knowledge:
1) To get a profound understanding of the ideas and philosophy behind the Internet architecture.
2) To get a profound understanding of the motivation, requirements, functionality, possibilities, and limitations for important protocols in TCP/IP networking. The focus is on protocols and architecture for mobility, multicast, Quality of Service, SDN, CDN, routing, virtual private networks, resource allocation and congestion control.
3) To get a profound understanding of the addressing in the Internet.

B. Skills:
1) To be able to communicate, reason and think creatively about the various mechanisms used in the Internet protocols. The protocols are described in A2.
2) To be able to identify and analyze strengths and weaknesses of the various mechanisms.
3) To be able to identify alternative solutions.
4) To be able to engineer small networks including configuration of the network nodes.
5) To be capable of doing performance measurements and traffic analysis of Internet traffic.

Learning methods and activities

The course has regular lectures combined with theoretical and practical exercises providing hands-on experience in network configuration and measurements. Potentially, some of the lectures may be given as remote teaching. Teaching method like "Flipped classroom" and "Team based learning" will be applied in selected parts of the course.
The practical exercises are mandatory. Written reports must be approved to qualify for the final exam.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

The written exam is 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.

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

To be announced at the beginning of the term.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIE5055 7.5


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 D 2017-12-02 09:00 H3 Rom 511 , H3 Rom 521(Sprokkit)
Summer UTS 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.