Course syllabus

Computer Communication

EITA60, 6 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2023/24
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED C/D
Date of Decision: 2023-04-18

General Information

Compulsory for: IDA1, IEA1
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The aim of the course is to give the student basic knowledge of Computer Communications. It is also intended to give a thorough understanding of
system principles and implementation of computer communication, computer networks
and distributed 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


Protocols and standards. The Internet Model (TCP/IP) and the OSI Model. Digital and analog coding and modulation techniques. Transmission media. Error detection and error correction. Flow and error control. Multiple access and Ethernet. LAN and WAN. ARP, ICMP, IP and routing. UDP and TCP. DNS, SMTP, FTP and HTTP.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG - (U,G) - (Fail, Pass)
Assessment: For a passing grade, approved exam, approved laboratory work and approved presentation task are required, as well as participation in Engineering Day.

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: 0118. Name: Written exam.
Credits: 4. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Passed exam. Contents: Written exam
Code: 0218. Name: Laboratory Work.
Credits: 1,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Passed laboratory exercises.
Code: 0318. Name: Presentation.
Credits: 0,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Approved presentation.
Code: 0418. Name: Seminar.
Credits: 0. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Participation in Engineering Day. Contents: Compulsory participation in Engineering Day.


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

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Christian Nyberg,
Course homepage:
Further information: Some of the compulsory moments are parts of the Engineering days (Ing-dagar)