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Module INF-02-13-M-2

Communication Systems (M, 4.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
INF-02-13-M-2 Communication Systems 4.0 CP (120 h)


CP, Effort 4.0 CP = 120 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in SuSe
Level [2] Bachelor (Fundamentals)
Language [DE] German
Module Manager
Area of study [INF-PFL] Mandatory Modules
Reference course of study [INF-82.79-SG] B.Sc. Computer Science
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Presence-Time /
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
2V+1U INF-02-13-K-2
Communication Systems
P 42 h 78 h
ja PL1 4.0 SuSe
  • About [INF-02-13-K-2]: Title: "Communication Systems"; Presence-Time: 42 h; Self-Study: 78 h
  • About [INF-02-13-K-2]: The study achievement [U-Schein] proof of successful participation in the exercise classes (ungraded) must be obtained. It is a prerequisite for the examination for PL1.

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: written exam (Klausur) (60-90 Min.)
  • Examination Frequency: each semester
  • Examination number: 60213 ("Communication Systems")

Evaluation of grades

The grade of the module examination is also the module grade.


  • 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)

Competencies / intended learning achievements

Detailed understanding of the principles, building blocks and inherent design philosophies of modern communication systems, in particular the Internet:
  • Top-down approach through the layered protocol structure of communication systems.
  • Basic mechanisms in communication systems, for example congestion control, routing, etc.
  • Design alternatives, for example connection-oriented vs. connectionsless systems, etc.
  • Quantitative understanding of communication systems.


  • 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 Module / Module Number [INF-02-13-M-2]

Course of Study Section Choice/Obligation
[INF-82.79-SG] B.Sc. Computer Science Computer Science Systems [P] Compulsory
[MAT-82.105-SG] B.Sc. Mathematics Subsidiary Subject (Minor) [WP] Compulsory Elective
[MAT-88.118-SG] M.Sc. Industrial Mathematics Computer Science and Computational Methods [WP] Compulsory Elective
[MAT-88.276-SG] M.Sc. Business Mathematics Computer Science and Computational Methods [WP] Compulsory Elective
[WIW-82.789-SG] B.Sc. Business Studies with Technical Qualifications Field of study: Computer Science [P] Compulsory
[WIW-82.176-SG] B.Sc. Business Administration and Engineering specialising in Computer Science Engineering specialization - Computer Science [P] Compulsory
[WIW-82.?-SG#2021] B.Sc. Business Studies with Technical Qualifications 2021 [2021] Technical Profile Area [P] Compulsory
[WIW-82.?-SG#2021] B.Sc. Industrial Engineering/Computer Science 2021 [2021] Computer Science [P] Compulsory