Faculty of Information Technology, BUT

Course details

Computer Communications and Networks (in English)

IPKe Acad. year 2018/2019 Winter semester 5 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.


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Language of instruction



Credit+Examination (written)

Time span

39 hrs lectures, 4 hrs laboratories, 10 hrs projects

Assessment points

70 exam, 30 projects





* This course is prepared for incoming Erasmus+ students only, and it is instructed in English.
* This course will be open if a certain/sure minimum of enrolled students is at least five students.

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 RFC documents which desribe specification of communication protocols in detail. Student will learn how to implement communication protocol with respect to protocol specification in RFC document.

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.

Prerequisite kwnowledge and skills

Codes for data presentation, Hamming distance. Programming language C/C++.

Study literature

  1. Halsall F.: Data Communications, Computer Networks and Open Systems. Addison-Wesley, 1996.
  2. Puzmanova, R.: Routing and Switching, Time of Convergence?. Addison-Wesley, 2003.
  3. RFC

Fundamental literature

  1. Kurose J.F., Ross K.W.: Computer Networking, A Top-Down Approach Featuring the Internet. Addison-Wesley, 2003.

Syllabus of lectures

  1. Introduction into computer networks.
  2. Communication model of Internet. ISO/OSI model. Communication services and protocols.
  3. Application layer and protocols.
  4. Transport layer. UDP protocol.
  5. TCP protocol. Socket API.
  6. Network layer. IP protocol. Addressing and routing.
  7. Routing protocols.
  8. Multicast in INternet.
  9. Link layer and link protocols.
  10. Switching and switches.
  11. ATM. Frame Relay.
  12. High-speed networks. Wireless and mobile networks and protocols.
  13. Network management.

Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students

  1. Two projects focused on TCP/IP communication.

Progress assessment

  • Evaluated project - 10 points
  • Evaluated project - 20 points
  • Final written examination - 70 points

Controlled instruction

Project work and final exam are the monitored, and points earning, education. Final exam has two additional correction eventualities.

Exam prerequisites

Requirements for class accreditation is at least 50% of points for semester.


Monlecturelectures C228 18:0020:50 INTE
Tueexam2019-01-08 C228 14:0016:50 INTE
Thulaboratory2018-10-25 O205 15:0017:50 INTE
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