Single-Course Danish 5 ECTS

Introduction to Data Communication Networks

Overall Course Objectives

To give a general introduction to data communication networks with emphasis on the exchange of information, including how this exchange can be reliable and/or secure. To give the participants an understanding of the principles of contemporary types of data communication networks, such as local area networks, the internet and networks for mobile communication.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the fundamental principles for the exchange of information
  • Describe protocols in modern data communication networks
  • Describe and compare network architectures for data communication
  • Discuss advantages and disadvantages of different network technologies and protocols
  • Describe security aspects of data communication
  • Explain the fundamental principles for encryption of information
  • Present experimental results from exercises in a written report
  • Discuss experimental results and compare these with relevant theory

Course Content

Packet-switched and circuit-switched transfer of information. Protocols in data
communication networks. Ethernet and WiFi local area networks. The Internet:
Fundamental principles and important protocols (IP, TCP, UDP, DNS, HTTP, etc.).
Data communication in mobile communication networks: Network architectures,
principles of capacity sharing, procedures (attachment, pageing, handover). Fundamental
concepts of network security: Encryption, authentication, certificates
and cryptographic hash functions. Simulation of data communication networks
and protocols.

Teaching Method

Lectures, mandatory exercises, and problemsolving


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13 weeks




DTU Lyngby Campus

Course code 34313
Course type Bachelor
Semester start Week 35
Semester end Week 48
Days Fri 8-12

7.500,00 DKK