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Course INF-02-13-K-2

Communication Systems (2V+1U, 4.0 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
- K Lecture with exercise classes (V/U) 4.0 CP 78 h
2 V Lecture 28 h
1 U Exercise class (in small groups) 14 h
(2V+1U) 4.0 CP 42 h 78 h


CP, Effort 4.0 CP = 120 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in SuSe
Level [2] Bachelor (Fundamentals)
Language [DE] German
Area of study [INF-PFL] Mandatory Modules
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active

Possible Study achievement

  • Verification of study performance: proof of successful participation in the exercise classes (ungraded)
  • Details of the examination (type, duration, criteria) will be announced at the beginning of the course.


  • Architecture models (service, protocol, layer architecture; Internet architecture, LAN architecture)
  • Physical fundamentals (signal, bandwidth, physical media)
  • Bit transmission (coding, modulation, multiplexing)
  • Protection protocols (bit error, error coding, error handling, flow control)
  • Protocols in local networks (media with multiple access, collision, arbitration, CSMA, CSMA/CD, token passing)
  • Switching protocols (addressing, routing procedures, congestion control, Internetworking)
  • Transport protocols (addressing, delayed duplicate problem, connection management, flow control, overload control)
  • Application protocols (transmission of structured data, ASN.1, compression of data, addressing, application-specific communication services)


  • J. Kurose and K. Ross. Computer Networking - A Top Down Approach Featuring the Internet. Pearson, 2nd Edition, 2003.
  • S. Tanenbaum. Computer Networks. Prentice Hall, 4th edition, 2003.
  • L.L. Peterson and B. Davie. Computer Networks — A Systems Approach. Morgan Kaufmann, 2003.

Requirements for attendance (informal)


Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Course [INF-02-13-K-2]

Module Name Context
[INF-02-13-M-2] Communication Systems P: Obligatory 2V+1U, 4.0 LP
[INF-02-49-M-2] Communication P: Obligatory 2V+1U, 4.0 LP
[INF-82-60-M-6] Secure and Networked Systems P: Obligatory 2V+1U, 4.0 LP
[SO-02-2151-M-6] Knowledge management and technology WP: Obligation to choose 2V+1U, 4.0 LP
[SO-120000-M-6] Science management and technology P: Obligatory 2V+1U, 4.0 LP