TTM4150 - Internet Network Architecture


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
work 40/100 ALLE
Written examination 60/100 3 hours D

Course content

Internet network architecture, including for example network architecture, addressing, multicast, Content Delivery Networks (CDN), Software Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN), 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 routing, virtual private networks, multicast, CDN, SD-WAN, Quality of Service, 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. (Ref. pin A2 above.)
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 methods like "flipped classroom" and "team based learning" may be applied in selected parts of the course.
The practical exercises are mandatory and graded. Written reports must be submitted individually. All submissions must be approved to qualify for the final exam.

Compulsory assignments

  • Work

Further on evaluation

Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. The portfolio includes practical assignments with deliverables and quizzes which count 40%, and a written final exam which counts 60%. The results for the parts are given in %-scores. The entire portfolio is assigned a letter grade.
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.
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

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
More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

No.of lecture hours: 2
Lab hours: 3
No.of specialization hours: 7

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Information Security and Communication Technology



Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD work 40/100 ALLE
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Written examination 60/100 D
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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