Course syllabus

Internet Protocols

ETSF05, 9 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2017/18
Decided by: PLED C/D
Date of Decision: 2017-04-03

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: C2
Elective for: E4-ks
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand


The course aims to provide the students with thorough knowledge, both theoretical and practical, about the physical and link layers and constructions of the most central internet protocols. In particular, a deeper technical understanding is provided for:

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 implies deepened studies of IP network technology. The elements of the course are theoretical as well as practical (primarily in the form of lectures and labs).The course assumes basic knowledge of computer communication in general and TCP/IP in particular, where especially different types of link protocols, transport protocols, and routing principles are treated.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Approved projects and active participation in online discussions is a requirement for passing the course. Four assessed midterm quizzes gives grade 3 or 4. If grade 4 is achieved by the midterm quizzes grade 5 can be achieved by passing a home assignment which has to be done in the final exam period of the course. Re-examination corresponding to the four quizzes will be given as a home-exam which can give grade 3 or 4. If grade 4 is achieved on the home exam grade 5 can be achieved by passing a home assignment at the regular exam occasion.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Code: 0116. Name: Laboratory Work.
Credits: 3. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Written report.
Code: 0216. Name: Examination.
Credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written exam (quizzes) and optional home assignment.


Required prior knowledge: ETS130 Communication Systems.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: ETS052, ETS110, ETSF10, EITF45

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Universitetslektor Stefan Höst,
Course homepage:
Further information: In the course there are lectures, exercise seminars and laboratory lessons and projects.