Course syllabus

Internet Protocols

ETSF05, 9 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2018/19
Decided by: PLED C/D
Date of Decision: 2018-04-03

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 course (grade 3 or 4), is granted by approved laboratory work, Projects, online quizzes and online discussions. If grade 4 is achieved, grade 5 can be achieved by passing a home assignment.

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: Approved Laboratory work. Approved Project Reports and Hand-in Assignments. Contents: Laboratory work, Routing Project and TCP Project.
Code: 0216. Name: Examination.
Credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Approved Online Quizzes and Active paricipation in Online Discussions. For grade 5, an approved Home Assignment is required. Contents: Online Quizzes and Online Discussions


Required prior knowledge: ETS130/EITA55 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: Professor Björn Landfeldt,
Course homepage:
Further information: In the course there are lectures, exercise seminars and laboratory lessons and projects.