TTM4517 - Advanced topics in Networking - Networked Systems, Specialization Course


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
work 10/100 A
work 20/100 A
work 20/100 A
work 50/100 A

Course content

The course includes topics which are selected to give master's students in their final year state-of-the-art knowledge and skills related to an emergent aspect of communication technology, within networking, services and system engineering, or quality of service (QoS) issues. A topic may be common for a group of students or ndividual for a student.

Students should study state-of-the-art material on a specific topic, e.g. tutorials, standardization documents, surveys, and/or research papers, and, if relevant, carry out modelling, analysis, simulation, developments or experiments related to the topic. An independent assessment of included material should be carried out.

Learning outcome

A. Knowledge:
1) In-depth insight into the specific topic and understanding of its broader context.

B. Skills:
1) The ability to obtain insight from diverse and "undigested" sources of information.
2) Training of analytical and critical attitude in assessing technological development.

C. General competences:
1) Present / report orally and in writing.
2) Participate in technical discussions.
3) Responsibility for planning and progress.

Learning methods and activities

The course is a self-study, individually or in groups, if approved. Approximately mid semester, a seminar is arranged in which the students present insight obtained so far. In addition, they should raise issues for discussion. A second seminar is held at the end of the semester in which the outcomes of the individual studies are presented and discussed based on prepared feedback from other students.

Further on evaluation

Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. The portfolio includes:
- an oral presentation, approximately mid-way in the course, of the specific topic and related challenges which counts for 20%,
- a written report presenting the state of the art with respect to the topic and discusses e.g., the most important challenges, options in and implications of the ongoing technological development, which counts for 50%,
- an oral presentation of the above report which counts for 20%, and
- oral and written feedback on a fellow student's work based on the report and its presentation (half a page, incl. strengths, weaknesses,…) which counts for 10%.
If a student 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

To be announced at the beginning of the term.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TTM4515 7.5 01.09.2019
TTM4516 7.5 01.09.2019
TTM4525 7.5 01.09.2019
TTM4526 7.5 01.09.2019
More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Lab hours: 1
No.of specialization hours: 11

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

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


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD work 10/100 A
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD work 20/100 A
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD work 20/100 A
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD work 50/100 A
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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