TTM4180 - Applied Networking


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Theoretical assignments 35/100
Written exam 30/100 90 minutes D
Practical assignments 35/100

Course content

The course focuses on computer networking and communication technologies as a continuation of TTM4200 Computer Networks. The covered topics include network routing and management as well as aspects of the wired local area networks, wireless access and cellular networks. Practical assignments give hands-on experience by deploying, managing and using services and protocols widely used in the Internet (IP, TCP, UDP, ICMP, IGMP, HTTP, OSPF, OpenFlow among others).

Learning outcome

A. Knowledge: Students will get an understanding of concepts and principles behind the Internet as a system. They will refresh their knowledge about network architectures and become familiar with multicasting, intra- and interdomain routing (OSPF and BGP), network management, access principles of the link layer and get a basic knowledge of wireless networks - WiFi and 4G and 5G cellular networks.

B. Skills: Students will be able to communicate, reason and creatively think about various networking concepts and protocols. They will be able to use basic networking tools, protocols and services required to manage a computer network.

C. General competence: Students will be able to use the acquired knowledge and skills for responsibly applying basic communication and computer networking principles, both independently and in teams.

The course teaches the fundamental knowledge, skills and competences behind digital communications and the Internet. For that reason, it indirectly contributes to all UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) where digital solutions can benefit from ubiquitous access to a communication platform. In particular, it has an impact on SDG 4 "Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning for all", SDG 9 "Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation", and SDG 11 "Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable".

Learning methods and activities

The course is taught through lectures combined with team-based learning and theoretical and practical assignments. Throughout the semester, students receive feedback on their level of preparation through tests done during class time. Students apply the knowledge in realistic scenarios through practical assignments.

Further on evaluation

Three assessments provide the basis for the final grade in the course, theoretical assignments, practical assignments and a written final exam that count for 35, 35 and 30% of the final grade, respectively. All three parts must be passed in order to pass the course. The results for each of the parts are given with a letter grade.

The assignments and the 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 exam. If a student also after the re-sit exam has the final grade F/failed, the student must repeat the entire course, that is all three assessments. Also, in the case a student wants to try to improve his/her grade, he/she must repeat all three assessments.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Cyber Security and Data Communication (MTKOM)

Course materials

To be announced at the beginning of the term.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English, 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: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Written exam 30/100 D PAPIR
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Theoretical assignments 35/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Practical assignments 35/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Written exam 30/100 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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