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Before choosing course

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus HI1018 (Autumn 2007–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Layered architectures of protocols and networks. The OSI model and the Internet protocols.
  • The physical layer: transmission media, coding, and modulation.
  • Transmission networks: pulse code modulation (PCM), multiplexing, networks based on synchronous digital hierarchy (SDH), optical networks
  • The data link layer: error detection, error control, retransmission, link utilization
  • Local area networks: network topologies, access methods, DSMA/CD, LAN standards, bridges and switches
  • The network layer: addressing, routing, packet switching, circuit switching and cell-based switching
  • The Internet protocol. Routing protocols.
  • Telephony networks: ISDN, mobile networks, signaling
  • Virtual circuit networks: cell-based networks, frame relay
  • Network planning and applied traffic theory

Intended learning outcomes

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Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Basic knowledge in data communication, e.g. HI1000 Data communication and networks and HE1001 Telecommunication

Recommended prerequisites

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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

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


  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • RED1 - Account, 4,5 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4,5 hp, betygsskala: 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 exam (TEN1; 4,5 cr.), credit rate A-F
Passed lab assignments (LAB1; 3 cr.), credit rate A-F
In total, credit rate 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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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 HI1018

Offered by

CBH/Biomedical Engineering and Health Systems

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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