Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


Students understand how communication networks function in practice.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 20.09.2020 - 29.11.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Juha Järvinen, Raimo Kantola, Markus Peuhkuri

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Juha Järvinen, Raimo Kantola, Markus Peuhkuri

Contact information for the course (valid 04.09.2020-21.12.2112):

Juha Järvinen

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Laboratory works about transmission and networking technology including signalling in telephone networks, routing in networks and different services.

  • Applies in this implementation:

    Mandatory lab works
    • IPv4 Routing
    • Breaking isolation
    • BGP 

    Choose 3:
    • Netmon
    • DNS
    • VPN
    • IPv6
    • Multicast
    • Security

    Note: Coronavirus affects on this course, too. There can be some changes in offered lab works.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Laboratory works

  • Applies in this implementation:

    Laboratory works

  • Applies in this implementation:

    A lab (pre report, lab session and final report): 22,5 hours / a lab / a student 

    Lab session is 3-5 hours.

    5 ECTs ~ 135 hours, and as a group ~ 270 hours


Study Material
  • Applies in this implementation:

    Availability of the material depends on each lab work. Some lab works include all the needed material, some not. 

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    ELEC-E7130 & ELEC-E7310

Registration for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:


  • Applies in this implementation:

    Lab room is located in 2550 (TuAS).


Details on the schedule
  • Applies in this implementation:

    Students do all the lab works (6) in pairs. They can choose order and which lab works they do. Only IPv4 Routing, Breaking isolation and BGP labworks are mandatory.  Time slots for the IPv4 labwork is offered only in the first period. The date for BGP labwork is Tue Nov 12th 14.00-20.00 and Wed Nov 13th 08.00-18.00.

    For the rest lab works there is no fixed schedule - students can choose from offered time slots. 


Registration and further information