Faculty of Information Technology, BUT

Course details

Computer Communications and Networks

IPK Acad. year 2018/2019 Summer semester 4 credits

Current academic year

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.

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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