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


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Work 20/100 A
Work 10/100 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. Consultation hours where the students may raise issues or ask questions are scheduled at roughly weekly intervals. 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.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Communication Technology and Digital Security (MTKOM)
Digital Infrastructure and Cyber Security (MSTCNNS)

Course materials

To be announced at the beginning of the term.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TTM4515 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
TTM4516 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
TTM4525 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
TTM4526 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

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


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Work 20/100 A
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Work 50/100 A
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Work 20/100 A
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Work 10/100 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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