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ID1212 Network Programming 7.5 credits

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Autumn 2023 Start 30 Oct 2023 programme students

Application code


Headings with content from the Course syllabus ID1212 (Spring 2024–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Programs that communicate over sockets with TCP and UDP.
  • Enciphered sockets with SMTP/IMAP/HTTPS.
  • Introduction to application servers (Tomcat) and frameworks (Run).
  • Thread handling for the above.
  • HTTP/2 and websockets.

Java is used as language in the course.

Intended learning outcomes

After a pass mark on course, the student should be able to develop distributed applications that communicate using different communication paradigms and then use appropriate design and architecture.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

  • Knowledge in networks and communication, 7.5 higher education credits, equivalent to IK1203.
  • Knowledge in parallel programming, at least 3 higher education credits, equivalent to ID1019/ID1217.

Recommended prerequisites

Basic knowledge in database technoogy. Used some DBMS.


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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, 3.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • PROJ - Project work, 4.0 credits, 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.

The final mark of the course is decided by tasks for higher grades in the test part of the course.

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 room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

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Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Transitional regulations

Students who have taken the course with earlier examination codes can still get examinated on these, apart from TEN1 that is replaced by PROJ.