TTM4190 - Communication Technologies in SmartGrid


This course is no longer taught and is only available for examination. For a complete course description, see previous academic years.

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 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

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Electric Power Engineering (MSELPOWER)
Energy and the Environment (MIENERG)
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 AUTUMN 2017
TFE4101 2.5 AUTUMN 2017
IMT2006 4.0 AUTUMN 2018
TTM4200 5.0 AUTUMN 2019
TTT4203 2.5 AUTUMN 2020
TTM4191 5.0 AUTUMN 2021
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
Contact information


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 D 2022-05-28 09:00
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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