Data Communication

7,5 credits

The goals of the course are to provide over-arching understanding and knowledge relating to computer communication, to provide knowledge relating to important concepts and frequently-encountered terminology as well as to provide an overview of existing protocols and frequently-encountered algorithms.

Upon completion of the course, the student shall be able to:

  • use and discuss computer communication using frequently-encountered terminology within the field
  • report on the construction and functions of frequently-encountered protocols together with putting this information into the appropriate perspective using ISO’s OSI model
  • state the main characteristics of theories relating to capacity limitation which form the basis of computer communication
  • present and explain commonly-encountered network architectures and their areas of usage
  • independently be able to specify and implement simpler well defined functionality in commonly encountered protocols

Autumn 2023 (Campus based, Halmstad, 50%)


Basic level

Application code:


Entry requirements:

Programming 7.5 credits, Algorithms and Data Structures 7.5 credits, Switching Theory and Digital Design 7.5 credits and Computer Engineering 7.5 credits.

Selection rules:

Available for exchange students. Limited numbers of seats.

Start week:

week: 35

Instructional time:


Language of instruction:

Teaching is in English.

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