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IK2213 Network Services and Internet-based Applications 7.5 credits

The course provides practical and theoretical knowledge about design and implementation of Internet-based applications.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus IK2213 (Spring 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course consists of two parts: lectures and a project. The lectures cover the following topics:

  • Principles for design of distributed applications: client/server, peer-to-peer, multicast-based applications.
  • Design and implemantation of network systems of different types, such as packet switches, servers, server clusters, “Content Delivery Networks”, mobile systems and sensor networks.
  • Network programming: socket programming, principles for event-driven programs and multiprocess programs. Representation of data types, etc..

The project part consists of number of projects (four to five). In each project, the goal is to design and implement a protocol, service, network function, etc, based on a given requirement specification. Projects are performed in groups of two persons, and should result in a written report and a working solution.

Intended learning outcomes

The goal is to give deep understanding of how Internet work and are designed. In addition, the course provides insights into how protocols and services can be designed and implemented on different types of network systems.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

Internetworking (IK1550),

Protocols and Principles of the Internet (DD2392), or similar.

Some knowledge about Unix and programming (C, C++, Java).


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Ingen obligatorisk kurslitteratur.

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


  • NÄR1 - Attendance, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project, 6.0 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

  • Compulsory lectures
  • Written report and a demonstration

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 IK2213

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Main field of study

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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