Syllabus academic year 2009/2010
(Created 2009-08-11.)

Higher education credits: 4,5. Grading scale: TH. Level: G2 (First level). Language of instruction: The course might be given in English. ETS052 overlap following cours/es: ETS055, ETS055, ETS055 och ETS055. Compulsory for: D2, E3. Optional for: F4, I4, N4, Pi4. Course coordinator: Johan M Karlsson,, Inst för elektro- och informationsteknik. Assessment: Written examinaton. Laboratory lessons. Parts: 2. Home page:

The course teaches the basics of computer communication and networking.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

From theory and empirical analysis be able to describe different data transfer issues.

Be able to use network tools for monitoring the data transfer in a local area network.

The course gives an overview of the basic principles and techniques for modern data communication systems. Internet is throughout the course used as an example of network architecture. Ethernet is used as an example of a local area network. The courses describes various network entities that are necessary both for local and global communication between computers. The entities’ function and cooperation are described, as well as the functions and protocols needed for global communication across several networks.

In more detail, the course includes the following:

The basic principles of circuit- and packet-switched networks, both so called Wide Area Networks (WANs) and Local Area Networks (LANs).

Network architectures.

The OSI-model for communication and application protocols.

The functions of different protocol layers.

Network interfaces.

Transmission media


Error detection and error control

Active and passive components for networks

Internet, both the general architecture and protocols

Ethernet, IEEE 802.2 and 802.3.

WLAN IEEE 802.11

Fououzan B: Data Communications and Networking, 4th edition, McGraw-Hill.


Code: 0104. Name: Examination.
Higher education credits: 3. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written exam. Contents: Written exam.

Code: 0204. Name: Laboratory Work.
Higher education credits: 1,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Laboratory work. Contents: Laboratory work.