Course syllabus

Computer Communication

EITF45, 7,5 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: D2
Elective Compulsory for: I3
Elective for: BME4, F4, Pi4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The course teaches the basics of computer communication and networking. Also, there is a project that improves the students’ competences in technical writing and oral communication.

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

have a basic knowledge about the Internet protocols and systems, and be able to relate to these from the perspective of his/her own use of the Internet.


The course gives an overview of the basic principles and techniques for modern data communication systems. Internet is used throughout the course as an example of network architecture. Ethernet is used as an example of a local area network. The course describes various network entities that are necessary both for local and global communication between computers. The entities’ function and cooperation are described, as well as the functions and protocols needed for global communication across several networks.

In more detail, the course includes the following:


Examination details

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

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: Examination.
Credits: 3. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Approved written exam.
Code: 0216. Name: Project.
Credits: 3. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Approved project.
Code: 0316. Name: Laboratory Work.
Credits: 1,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Approved laboratory work.


Assumed prior knowledge: Basic knowledge in programming.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: EITF25, ETS055, ETSF05, ETSF15, ETS052, EITG01, EITA60

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Kaan Bür,
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