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Computer communication

Bachelor's level | 7.5 credits | Course code: DIT423
Spring 2020
50% Day
Period: 20 January 2020 - 21 March 2020
2 Closed GU-28623
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

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.

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Requirements 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.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 17 587 SEK
First payment: 17 587 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

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Department of Computer Science and Engineering
41296 Göteborg

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