Faculty of Information Technology, BUT

Course details

Computer Communications and Networks

IPK Acad. year 2018/2019 Summer semester 4 credits

Internet concept and model of Internet. Model ISO/OSI. TCP, UDP, IP protocols. Addressing in computer networks (local and Internet). Routing in Internet. Multicasting in Internet. Switching and switches. Principles of reliable data transfer. Network interconnections. Multiple access. Error control. Communication services and protocols. Wireless and mobile networks and protocols. Network security. Programming network applications.


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Language of instruction



Credit+Examination (written)

Time span

26 hrs lectures, 13 hrs projects

Assessment points

60 exam, 40 projects



Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

Student acquaints basic concepts and principles of computer communications and computer networks and will be aware of communication functions and their implementations in common computer networks. Student will learn how to deal with documents which describe specification of communication protocols. Student will learn how to implement networking applications.

Learning objectives

The aim is to understand basic concepts and principles of computer communications and computer networks; to be aware of communication functions and their implementations in common computer networks.

Why is the course taught

We use the Internet for a variety of activities in everyday life. Life without it is hard to imagine for many people. In this course you will learn on what technical principles the Internet is built on and what key technologies are necessary for its functioning.

Prerequisite kwnowledge and skills

Ability to write a computer program and working knowledge C/C++ programming language. Knowledge of operating systems.

Fundamental literature

  • Kurose J.F., Ross K.W.: Computer Networking, A Top-Down Approach Featuring the Internet (7th edition). Addison-Wesley, 2016.
  • Lydia Parzial, et al.:TCP/IP Tutorial and Technical Overview, IBM Redbooks, 2006.

Syllabus of lectures

  1. Computer Networks and the Internet
  2. Application Layer
  3. Network application programming
  4. Transport Layer
  5. Addressing
  6. Network Layer
  7. Multicast
  8. Interior gateway routing
  9. Internet-wide routing
  10. Datacenter networking
  11. IPv6 and transition mechanisms
  12. Local Area Networks, Ethernet
  13. Wireless and Mobile Networks

Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students

  1. Implementation of a client-server communication
  2. Implementation of networking application

Progress assessment

  • Project #1 - max 20 pts.
  • Project #2 - max 20 pts.
  • The final exam - max 60 pts.

Controlled instruction

Controlled activities include two projects and the final exam.

Exam prerequisites

Requirements for class accreditation is at least 15 points for semester.


Tuelecturelectures E104 E105 E112 08:0009:50 2BIB 3BIT xx
Tueexam2019-05-28 D0206 D105 09:0010:50 2BIA 2BIB 3BIT 1. oprava
Wedexam2019-06-05 D105 09:0010:50 2BIA 2BIB 3BIT 2. oprava
Thulecturelectures E104 E105 E112 08:0009:50 2BIA 3BIT xx
Thulaboratory2019-05-09 C304 13:0014:50Reklamace proj2
Friexam2019-05-17 D0206 D0207 D105 E104 E105 E112 G202 11:0012:50 2BIA 2BIB 3BIT řádná

Course inclusion in study plans

  • Programme BIT, 2nd year of study, Compulsory
  • Programme IT-BC-3, field BIT, 2nd year of study, Compulsory
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