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

2021W, VO, 3.0h, 4.5EC


  • Semester hours: 3.0
  • Credits: 4.5
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to:

  • explain the functions of the most important communication protocols (including IPv4, IPv6, ICMP, UDP, TCP) and assign them to the layers of the IP protocol suite
  • apply various routing methods in wireless and wired communication networks (e.g., Dijkstra, Bellman-Ford, BGP, MANET routing)
  • formulate the basics of TCP data transmission and TCP congestion control and apply them to given situations
  • calculate the TCP throughput for different network characteristics
  • describe security threats and security measures in IP networks
  • explain the operation of security protocols and cryptographic procedures (IPSec, TLS, Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange)
  • present current problems and new solutions in the field of communication networks (Future Internet Concepts)

Subject of course

Concepts in wired and wireless communication networks, communication protocols of the Internet Protocol Suite, routing methods, group communication, IPv6, Mobile Ad Hoc Networks (MANET), network security basic concepts, communication networks in Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) (selected topics), Future Internet research (selected topics)

Teaching methods

Presentation of slides with additional explanations on the blackboard.

Attention: In WS 2021 the LVA will be held online (recorded lectures and some video conferences)

The first lecture will be held as videoconference on Monday 4.10. at 11:15. (you can find further information about this in TUWEL)

Mode of examination


Additional information



Examination modalities

written exam (online)

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
31.08.2021 00:00 24.11.2021 00:59 24.11.2021 00:59



Slides are available inTISS for registered participants.