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TTM4191 - Fundamentals of Communication Technology and Security for SmartGrid

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Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

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 and Information Security in the context of Smart Grid. The course consists of two 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.

Learning outcome

A. Knowledge: The students should 1) 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. 2) Have a basic understanding of risk factors, threats and countermeasures to achieve information security. B. Skills: The students should 1) Be able to reason and discuss about the architectures, principles and technologies in the design and implementation of computer communication networks and services. 2) Be able to explain how and why the basic protocols of the five network layers work. 3) Be able to reason and discuss information security at a fundamental level and evaluate risk for communication systems.

The course contributes to the following UN sustainable development goals:

  • Goal 7 "Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all". ("Smart grid solutions allow for the integration of distributed energy resources, increase renewable sources, and demand response programs").
  • Goal 11 "Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable". ("ICT infrastructure and applications: …. Smart charging and charging infrastructures and new efficiencies in energy consumption, ….").
  • Goal 12 "Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns". ("ICTs enable sustainable production and consumption through implementation of smart technologies in various sectors, including: Energy (smart grids, smart metering), ….").
  • Goal 9 "Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation". ("Smart meter networks that can monitor major power, water and communication infrastructure for early warning signs of issues of failure, increasing resilience").

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and laboratory exercises.

Compulsory assignments

  • Laboratory exercises

Further on evaluation

A number of compulsory laboratory exercises must be completed and approved to qualify for the final exam. 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 6.0 AUTUMN 2021
TTM4200 6.0 AUTUMN 2021
TTM4190 5.0 AUTUMN 2021
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Facts

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

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Telematics
  • Information Security
  • Communication Technology
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Information Security and Communication Technology

Examination

Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 D INSPERA
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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