Study Guide@lith

Linköping Institute of Technology

Valid for year : 2017
TSIN02 Internetworking, 6 ECTS credits.

For:   CS   D   DAV   IT   SY   U   Y  


Prel. scheduled hours: 38
Rec. self-study hours: 122

  Area of Education: Technology

Main field of studies: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology

  Advancement level (G1, G2, A): A

The aim of the course is to give knowledge about internetworking technologies, focusing on the Internet. After completing the course, the student is expected to be able to:
  • Explain how an internet works, which different components are included and why they are included.
  • Give an account of how Internet works on protocol level, what protocols are used, and what functionality these protocols contribute with.
  • Understand optical fiber communication, both from a components view and its application in the core and access networks of Internet.
  • Choose/design an appropriate protocol for a new application considering the requirements and usage of the application.
  • Describe basic principles of source and channel coding for packet networks, Internet service provider pricing, special networks for clouds and Internet-of-things.

Prerequisites: (valid for students admitted to programmes within which the course is offered)
Basic knowledge in computer science

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshhold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Supplementary courses:
Computer Security, Digital Communication, Image and Audio Coding, Radio Communication, and various network courses.

The course consists of lectures, problem-solving classes and home assignments.

Course contents:
Introduction, Packet switching vs Circuit Switching, the TCP/IP model, the network layer (IPv4 IPv6, routers, switches, DHCP, mobility in LTE, virtual circuits, routing), the transport layer (UDP, TCP), optical fiber communication, sensor networks, Internet service provider pricing, clouds (Clos networks), DNS, multicasting, peer-2-peer, Skype NAT traversal, source and channel coding for packet networks (error concealment, interleaving, multiple description coding, layered coding, Shannon bounds).

Course literature:
TCP/IP Protocol Suite, Behrouz A. Forouzan, McGraw-Hill,
Optical Networks: A Practical Perspective, Rajiv Ramaswami, 3rd Edition, Morgan Kaufmann
Networked life, 20 questions and answers, Mung Chiang, Cambridge University Press.

Written examination.
Hand-in assignments.
4,5 ECTS
1,5 ECTS

Course language is English.
Department offering the course: ISY.
Director of Studies: Klas Nordberg
Examiner: Guilherme Xavier
Link to the course homepage at the department

Linköping Institute of Technology


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Last updated: 11/09/2017