Course syllabus

Communication Systems

EITA55, 7,5 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2021/22
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED C/D
Date of Decision: 2021-04-20

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: C1
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


This course is an introduction to communication systems. It is also aimed at being a practical example of how a course at LTH can be designed and thereby an introduction to the studies on the C program.

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 is an introduction to communication systems. As an example of a communication network Internet, on local, regional, and global level, and Ethernet are used throughout the course. The starting point for the course is the knowledge most of us have regarding data communication - a computer connected to a wall outlet or a network device. Step by step new components, needed for local communication between several computers and later for global communication over networks of different types and with different protocols, are added. More in detail the course covers these areas:


Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: The examination consists of a written exam, laboratory work and a written and oral report which concludes a deep study project. The written exam can give grade 3 or 4, which also is the course grade. If a student performs over average on both the regular written exam and the deep study project, the student can after an extra oral exam be granted grade 5 on the course. Re-examination can be given in the form of a home exam or equivalent.

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: 0117. Name: Examination.
Credits: 2,5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: The written exam can be graded 3 or 4. Contents: Written exam. An extra oral exam on the project is optional for grade 5 on the course if grade 4 is attained on the project and 85% of total points is attained on the written exam.
Code: 0217. Name: Laboratory Work.
Credits: 2,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Approved assignments. Contents: Laboratory work and group assignment.
Code: 0317. Name: Project.
Credits: 2,5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written report and oral presentation is assest. The project can be graded 3 or 4. Contents: Written and oral presentation on a phenomenon within the subject field.


The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: ETS130, ETSF15, EITF25, ETS052, ETS302, EITA60, EITF45

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: William Tärneberg,
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