EP2970 Simulation of Communication Networks 7.5 credits

Simulering av kommunikationsnät

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 *

·         Principles and methods for simulation of computer networks and data communications. Random number generation, removing transients, variance reduction and confidence intervals. Benefits and limitations of simulations, validation and verification aspects.·         Tools for computer network simulation·         Simulation of queuing models in communication networks ·         Simulation of functions and performance of protocols and data traffic on the data link, network, transport, and application levels in data communications ·         Evaluation and improvement of models in network and data communications ·         Simulation technique as an engineering tool for analyzing, planning, dimensioning, monitoring, and building real operating networks. The use of measurement data and configuration data from real networks in simulation ·         A major project applied to computer networks and data communications

Intended learning outcomes *

The aim of the course is to introduce simulations and use simulation tools to analyze computer networks, protocols, and data traffic.After completing the course the students should be able to:

  • Understand the foundations of computer network simulations
  • Use simulations tools to analyse computer networks and data communications
  • Understand the interaction between simulation, planning, dimensioning, design, and implementation of computer networks

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

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Recommended prerequisites

Communication networks I and II or equivalent courses.


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Special material.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

  • RED1 - Assignment, 4.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 3.0 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 *

Written exam (TEN1: 3 hp): grades A-F
Lab assignments (LAB1; 4.5 hp): grades A-F
Final 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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Viktoria Fodor

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 EP2970

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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.

Supplementary information