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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 HI1019 (Autumn 2007–)

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 application 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 the 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 assignments using sockets

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Communication Networks I or equivalent course.

Recommended prerequisites

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Forouzan, The TCP/IP Protocol Suite, 3rd Edition

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
  • 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 written exam (TEN1; 4.5 cr.), grades A-F.
Passed lab assignments (LAB1; 3 cr.), grades P/F.
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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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 HI1019

Offered by

CBH/Biomedical Engineering and Health Systems

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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