Course syllabus

Kommunikationssystem och nätverk
Communication Systems and Networks

ETSF15, 5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

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

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: E3
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The course introduces the area of communication, with the purpose to make the student understand the needs for and principles of a communication system on different levels, including the physical layer.


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 gives a broad overview of the principles and techniques for modern communication systems. The knowledge is built by the students actively investigating how simple platforms can be made to communicate with each other under varying degrees of difficulty (choice of transmission medium and modulation, broken links, resource sharing, congestion etc). Then, a theoretical explanation and augmented solution for general cases is presented. A recurring element in the course is how the same principles can be used to solve problems on several different levels in the communication system, and the need to establish protocols for communicating.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Written examination. Laboratory lessons.

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: Communication Systems and Networks.
Credits: 3. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written exam.
Code: 0218. Name: Laboratory Work.
Credits: 2. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Laboratory work.


Assumed prior knowledge: Basic knowledge in programming.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: ETS052, EITA55, EITF45, EITF25, ETS130

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Kaan Bür,
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