Course syllabus

Queuing System

ETS075, 4,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2016/17
Decided by: Education Board A
Date of Decision: 2016-04-05

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: C3, D3
Elective for: E4-ks
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The purpose of the course is to introduce methods to predict the real-time behaviour of service systems, especially for telecommunucation systems.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


The course treats real-time properties of communication systems. The students learn to predict the performance of systems, which also gives the ability to improve and optimise systems.

The course contains an overview of elementary queuing and queuing network theory and also introduces discrete event simulation. In queuing theory methods to calculate the average time a customer spends in a queue and the blocking probability are treated. In queuing network theory Jackson networks are studied. Discrete event simulation using a general programming language is studied.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Written examination. Laboratory Lesson.

Code: 0104. Name: Examination.
Credits: 3. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written exam. Contents: Written exam
Code: 0204. Name: Laboratory Work.
Credits: 1,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Laboratory work. Contents: Laboratory work.


Required prior knowledge: FMS012 Mathematical statistics. Knowledge corresponding to Communication Systems (ETS130) or Computer Communication (ETS052).
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: ETS010, ETS020, ETS055

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Christian Nyberg,
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