Module Description

Module: Communication Networks

Courses:

TitleTypeHrs/WeekPeriod
Analysis and Structure of Communication NetworksLecture2Winter Semester
Communication Networks ExcerciseProject-/problem-based Learning1Winter Semester
Selected Topics of Communication NetworksProject-/problem-based Learning2Winter Semester

Module Responsibility:

Prof. Andreas Timm-Giel

Admission Requirements:

None

Recommended Previous Knowledge:

  • Fundamental stochastics
  • Basic understanding of computer networks and/or communication technologies is beneficial

Educational Objectives:

Professional Competence

Theoretical Knowledge

Students are able to describe the principles and structures of communication networks in detail. They can explain the formal description methods of communication networks and their protocols. They are able to explain how current and complex communication networks work and describe the current research in these examples.

Capabilities

Students are able to evaluate the performance of communication networks using the learned methods. They are able to work out problems themselves and apply the learned methods. They can apply what they have learned autonomously on further and new communication networks.

Personal Competence

Social Competence

Students are able to define tasks themselves in small teams and solve these problems together using the learned methods. They can present the obtained results. They are able to discuss and critically analyse the solutions.

Autonomy

Students are able to obtain the necessary expert knowledge for understanding the functionality and performance capabilities of new communication networks independently.

ECTS-Credit Points Module:

6 ECTS

Examination:

Presentation

Workload in Hours:

Independent Study Time: 110, Study Time in Lecture: 70


Course: Analysis and Structure of Communication Networks (Lecture)

Lecturer:

Andreas Timm-Giel

Language:

English

Period:

Winter Semester

Literature:

  • Skript des Instituts für Kommunikationsnetze
  • Tannenbaum, Computernetzwerke, Pearson-Studium

Further literature is announced at the beginning of the lecture.


Course: Communication Networks Excercise (Project-/problem-based Learning)

Lecturer:

Andreas Timm-Giel

Language:

English

Period:

Winter Semester

Content:

Part of the content of the lecture Communication Networks are reflected in computing tasks in groups, others are motivated and addressed in the form of a PBL exercise.

Literature:

  • announced during lecture

Course: Selected Topics of Communication Networks (Project-/problem-based Learning)

Lecturer:

Andreas Timm-Giel

Language:

English

Period:

Winter Semester

Content:

Example networks selected by the students will be researched on in a PBL course by the students in groups and will be presented in a poster session at the end of the term.

Literature:

  • see lecture