TTM4190 - Communication Technologies in SmartGrid


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

This course will give a basic introduction to Communication Technology, Information Security and Digital Design in the context of Smart Grid. The course consists of three parts with the following academic content:
1. Communication Technology: Communication networks and services, Internet, mobile networks, TCP/IP and layering.
2. Information Security: Basic principles. Encryption. Vulnerabilities and risk. Technological, human and organizational perspectives.
3. Digital Design: Number systems and binary arithmetic. Boolean algebra, logical gates and simplification methods. Combinatorial circuits.

Learning outcome

A. Knowledge:
The students should
1) Understand number systems and understand how binary arithmetic is done.
2) Have knowledge of digital circuit elements and understand how these can be used to build combinatorial circuits.
3) Understand Boolean algebra and different simplification methods used in designing digital circuits and systems.
4) Understand the most fundamental concepts, principles and technologies underlying computer communication networks and services, including the overall architecture of the Internet, principles of network based services, principles of switching techniques, security mechanisms, functionality and basic protocols of the five network protocol layers.
5) Have a basic understanding of risk factors, threats and countermeasures to achieve information security.

B. Skills:
The students should
1) Be able to use Boolean algebra and simplification methods to analyze and build digital circuits and systems using digital circuit elements.
2) Be able to reason and discuss about the architectures, principles and technologies in the design and implementation of computer communication networks and services.
3) Be able to explain how and why the basic protocols of the five network layers work.
4) Be able to reason and discuss information security at a fundamental level and evaluate risk for communication systems.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and laboratory exercises. A number of compulsory laboratory exercises must be completed and approved to qualify for the final exam.

Compulsory assignments

  • Laboratory exercises

Further on evaluation

If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.

If a student wants to repeat the course, approved laboratory exercises older than two years must be repeated to qualify for the final exam, regardless regardless whether the student has passed the course earlier or not. Approved laboratory exercises from the previous two years will normally be accepted. However, this should be clarified with the course responsible early in the semester.

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.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Energy and the Environment (MTENERG)
Industrial Economics and Technology Management (MTIØT)

Course materials

Given at the start of the semester

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TTM4100 5.0 01.09.2017
TFE4101 2.5 01.09.2017
IMT2006 4.0 01.09.2018
TTM4200 5.0 01.09.2019
TTT4203 2.5 01.09.2020
More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of lecture hours: 3
Lab hours: 3
No.of specialization hours: 6

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
Contact information


Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 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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