Credits: 5

Schedule: 07.01.2019 - 03.04.2019

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation): 

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Yu Xiao  (

Stephan Sigg (

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

III - IV 2018-2019 (Spring), III - IV 2019-2020 (Spring)

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Students will be able to describe basic networking principles, understand the functionality of commonly used network protocols (e.g. TCP/IP, HTTP), and be aware of the challenges to be solved by future networking technology.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

This course provides a theoretical and practical basis for computer networking. Besides basic networking principles, the course provides case studies of network protocols at each layer of the OSI model. Examples include HTTP and TCP/IP for data center networking, 5G and 802.11.x for vehicular networking, Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy for short-distance device-to-device communication, and symmetric and asymmetric encryption protocols and VPN for secure communications.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Exam, assignments

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Contact hrs 27 h
Individual study 79 h

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Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Language class 3: English


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