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Before choosing courseFEP3210 Advanced Performance Analysis of Communication Networks 9.0 creditsAdministrate About course

The course focuses on modelling and analyzing communication networks, network protocols and applications, using mathematical tools. It is designed for  graduate students.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus FEP3210 (Autumn 2012–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course consists of 24 hours of lectures, home assignments requiring roughly 20, project work requiring 30, and student presentation requiring 20 hours of work by each students.

The course addresses performance issues in current and future Internet architectures:

  • Multi-access communication: CSMA/CD - reservation techniques (token and polling) - packet radio networks (WLANs)
  • Routing in data networks: shortest path routing - optimal routing and topology design
  • Flow control (TCP)
  • Quality of service (QoS) in IP networks: requirements for multimedia transmission - network support: scheduling, shaping, forward error correction
  • Current research topics on network performance

Intended learning outcomes

By the end of the course students will be able to construct tractable models of complex networking problems and attack performance problems with analytical methods or simulation. These abilities are necessary for everyone working on technical fields - to understand the capabilities of specific technologies and the success or failure of new trends.

Course Disposition

Lectures, homeworks, small project and student presentation.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

Communication networks, statistics, queuing theory


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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, 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.

    Continuous exmaination based on small tests, home assignment and project.

    Other requirements for final grade

    Grade based on the results of tests, home assignments and project. Passed student presentation.

    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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    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.

    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 FEP3210

    Offered by

    EECS/Network and Systems Engineering

    Main field of study

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    Education cycle

    Third cycle

    Add-on studies

    EP3215 Advanced Performance Analysis Project Course, 3 ECTS


    Viktoria Fodor

    Postgraduate course

    Postgraduate courses at EECS/Network and Systems Engineering