EP2920 Communication Networks II 7.5 credits

Kommunikationsnät II

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

  • The Internet protocol version 4 and version 6
  • Transport protocols (TCP, UDP and SCTP)
  • Multicast
  • Dynamic configuration of IP addresses
  • The domain name system (DNS)
  • Application protocols
  • Multimedia and real-time applications
  • Network management
  • Sockets and network programming

Intended learning outcomes *

The course aims at giving thorough knowledge about the network, transport and applications layers of the TCP/IP protocol suite. After completing the course the participants should

  • be able to design IP addressing including subnetting and supernetting theoretically and in lab assignments,
  • be able to explain the principles for interior, exterior and multicast routing,
  • be able to explain the differences between IP version 4 and IP version 6,
  • be able to solve problems related to the TCP transport protocol regarding flow control and error control,
  • be able to explain the differences between different transport protocols (TCP, UDP and SCTP) with respect to performance requirements from applications,
  • be able to explain requirements from real-time multimedia communications on communication networks and protocols,
  • be able to explain how dynamic configuration of IP addresses works,
  • know the basics of Internet network management,
  • have a brief knowledge about Internet application protocols,
  • be able to perform client-server programming assignment using sockets.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

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Recommended prerequisites

Communication networks I or equivalent course.


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Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade *

Passed written exam
(TEN1, 4.5p), grades A-F
Passed lab assignments
(LAB1 3p), grades pass or fail
Total grades A-F

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web EP2920

Offered by


Main field of study *

Electrical Engineering

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.