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EDA460 - Computer communications
Owner: TITEA
4,0 Credits (ECTS 6)
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Level: A
Department: 0735 - Computer engineering

Teaching language: Swedish

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 No Sp
0103 Examination 4,0 c Grading: TH   4,0 c   17 Dec 2003 pm M,  15 Apr 2004 pm M,  18 Aug 2004 am V
0203 Written and oral assignments 0,0 c Grading: UG   0,0 c    

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TIEKA INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT - Information Technology , Year 3 (compulsory)



ESS190   Data communications


For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Course specific prerequisites



Computer networks are becoming an inherent, and increasingly important, part of all technical areas of today. The course focuses on the parts of data communication that a practicing engineer in general will encounter in his daily work.

The course is intended to provide the student with basic knowledge and skills in the area of data communication and computer networks. It is a basic course which offers an introductory presentation of the entire field. As such, the course aims both at students requiring a fundamental level of
understanding and at students seeking to specialize in the area.


This course covers the fundamental concepts, design and analysis of computer networks.

A top-down approach is taken and topics covered include: networking applications, content distribution, TCP/UDP, performance and congestion analysis, IP, switching, routing, mobile IP, ATM, local area networks, multiple access protocols (IEEE 802.X and others), bridges, physical media, digital modulation, error-detection and correction, and network security.


Traditional lectures will be given where basic theory and important concepts are presented in order to complement and support the course textbook.

Lectures are given twice a week: As a complement to the lectures, tutorial sessions will be offered. A selection of optional homework problems are given in order to provide additional insight into the course material as well as to demonstrate the level of understanding required for solving compulsory homework assignments. In the tutorial sessions, a formal presentation of these problems will be given by a teaching assistant. Students are encouraged to attempts these problems prior to these sessions. The problems presented are different for each sessions. Hence, students are encouraged to attend all tutorial sessions.

Lectures and tutorials may be given in English.


James F. Kurose and Keith W. Ross, Computer Networking , Addison-Wesley, 2002, ISBN 0-201-97699-4


The student is evaluated through two compulsory homework assignments and a final written exam. The final grade is a weighted average of the compulsory homework assignments and the final exam.

The score for the homework assignments and the final exam individually, must be equivalent to a grade of 3 or above.

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