Course syllabus

Internet Protocols

ETSF10, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

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

General Information

Elective for: D4-ns, MWIR2
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


The course aims to provide the students with thorough knowledge, both theoretical and practical, about the most central protocols underpinning the Internet. 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 projects and online quizzes. 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: 0120. Name: Projects.
Credits: 3,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Approved project reports. Contents: Two projects carried out online.
Code: 0220. Name: Online Quizzes.
Credits: 4. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Approved Online Quizzes. For grade 5, an approved Home Assignment is required. Contents: Online Quizzes


Assumed prior knowledge: ETS052/EITF45 Computer Communication or ETS150 Data communication. Basic knowledge in programming.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: ETS110, ETSF05

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Professor Björn Landfeldt ,
Course homepage:
Further information: In this course there are lectures, exercises, and laboratory projects. Suitable for exchange students with previous computer communications knowledge.