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Computer communication

Course
Bachelor’s level
7,5 credits (ECTS)
Study pace
50%
Time
Day
Location
Göteborg
Study form
Campus
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
-
Application code
GU-28612
Tuition
Full education cost: 17 875 SEK
First payment: 17 875 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

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About

In the study of protocols, we start with application level protocols enabling the student to start with more familiar paradigms in the context of applications that we use regularly. Moving to lower layers later in the course, we have the possibility to gradually uncover network services, their functionality and the ease/difficulty for achieving them.

Topics covered include:

  • Networking applications and protocol; HTTP, SMTP and DNS.
  • Transport protocols TCP, UDP.
  • Content distribution systems.
  • Performance and congestion control.
  • Internet Protocol ITv4 and addressing.
  • Internet routing, mobile IPTv4.
  • Local area networks LANs, medium access protocols; MAC protocols (IEEE 802.X and others),
  • Ethernet, switches and VLANs. Wireless LAN especially Wifi, Access Points, bridges and physical media.
  • Detection and correction of bit errors.
  • Multimedia applications and network security.

Prerequisites and selection

Requirements

Succesfully completed 45 credits within the area of Computer Science or equivalent, including the following; a 7.5 credits course on fundamentals of digital systems and computer organisation (DIT791 Introduction to computer engineering, or equivalent), a 7.5 credits course in imperative/object oriented programming (DIT012, DIT952, or equivalent), a 7.5 credits course in discrete mathematics (DIT980 or equivalent).

Selection

Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

For admission to the summer 2021 and onward the following selection applies: selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 165 credits.