TTM4180 - Applied Networking


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home exam 40/100 2 hours
Assignments 60/100

Course content

The course consists of two parts, the first one with focus on Internet as a system, in particular routing protocols and domain components (macro level), and the second one with focus on control of a single network device through programming (micro level). Topics that may be part of the macro level are: business models, interchange agreements, routing protocols such as Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) and Open Shortest Path First (OSPF). The micro level part will concentrate on realizing different network functions through the concept of Software Defined Networking (SDN).

Learning outcome

A. Knowledge: 1) To get a profound understanding of concepts and principles behind the Internet as a system. 2) To get a basic understanding of network routing. 3) To get a basic understanding of the inter-domain routing protocol BGP and how it is used as a signaling/ information distributor. 4) To get a basic understanding of Software Defined Networking (SDN) and OpenFlow. 5) To get a basic understanding of programming in a network context.

B. Skills: 1) To be able to communicate, reason and creatively think about the ecosystem providing basic communication services in Internet. 2) To be able to design, implement and debug a simple network control program. 3) To use network emulation tools.

Learning methods and activities

The course has regular lectures combined with theoretical and practical assignments during the lectures and laboratories providing hands-on experience in network programmability. The assignments are graded. Written reports and/or code must be submitted individually. 

Further on evaluation

Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. The portfolio includes theoretical and practical assignments during the lectures and laboratories with deliverables which count 50% and a written final exam which counts 50%. The results for the parts are given in %-scores. The entire portfolio is assigned a letter grade.

The assignments and the exam are given in English only. The exam can be answered in English or 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.

Course materials

Will be announced at the beginning of the semester.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Home exam (1) 40/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignments 60/100
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.
  • 1) Merk at eksamensform er endret som et smittevernstiltak i den pågående koronasituasjonen.

For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"

More on examinations at NTNU