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182.752 Computer Networks
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2019W, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to describe the basic mechanisms of a data network, in particular, the Internet. Furthermore, selected data network applications are treated and discussed.

Subject of course

Goals and requirements for networks, management Models, OSI-7 layers, shared media, direct line; resources (reservation, usage, efficiency), timing (synchronous, asynchronous).

(L1) Physical channels: Cu, LWL, Radio, PoE

(L2) Switches: Functioning and internal structure, protocols, priority queuing, parameters, network topologies (Spanning Tree)

(L3) Router: IP, DNS, ARP, static/dynamic Routing; authentification, 802.1x; masquarading: NAT, PAT

(L4) Connection-oriented / Connection-less Protocols

Network management

Application examples: SNMP, Web, Mail, VoIP, BlueTooth, RFID / NFC, KNX

Teaching methods

Groups of 3 people are formed. Each group works on a sub-topic from the topic of data networks. This is to present and to prepare a written elaboration.

After each presentation, content and presentation style and manner will be discussed.

Mode of examination


Additional information

ECTS Breakdown (3 ECTS = 75 hours):

30h  Attending the lecture
20h  Practice (home work)
  5h  Practice (presentation)
20h  Prepare for examination
1,5h Exam

Students from other studies than Bachelor Computer Engineering can only take part in this course according to free places.



Course dates

Wed12:00 - 14:0009.10.2019 - 22.01.2020GM 8/9 - Hörsaal des Internationalen Wiener Motorensymposiums Lecture
Computer Networks - Single appointments

Examination modalities

The assessment consists of the following four parts. Each part is equally weighted:

1. Presentation technique of the presentation
2. Lecture style of the presentation
3. Quality of the written elaboration
4. Result of the written (multiple-choice) final exam

Each of the parts must be positive for itself.

Course registration

Not necessary


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 535 Computer Engineering Mandatory3. SemesterSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge