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: Online

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)


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Fri14:00 - 15:0015.12.2023EI 2 Pichelmayer HS - ETIT written14.11.2023 00:00 - 12.12.2023 23:59TISS2023-12-15-CN1-Exam
Fri14:00 - 15:0015.12.2023EI 9 Hlawka HS - ETIT written14.11.2023 00:00 - 12.12.2023 23:59TISS2023-12-15-CN1-Exam
Wed10:00 - 11:0010.01.2024 EI4written30.09.2023 00:00 - 03.01.2024 23:59TISS2024-01-10-CN1-Exam
Fri12:00 - 13:0015.03.2024EI 4 Reithoffer HS written12.02.2024 00:00 - 08.03.2024 23:59TISS2024-03-15--CN1-Exam
Mon11:00 - 12:0013.05.2024 EI 4written08.04.2024 00:00 - 06.05.2024 23:59TISS2024-05-13-CN1-Exam
Fri16:00 - 17:0021.06.2024EI 4 Reithoffer HS written24.05.2024 00:00 - 14.06.2024 23:59TISS2024-06-21-CN1-exam

Course registration

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


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 504 Master programme Embedded Systems Not specified
066 507 Telecommunications Not specified1. Semester
066 938 Computer Engineering Mandatory elective
066 938 Computer Engineering Mandatory elective


Slides are available inTISS for registered participants.