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Department of Information Technology

Datakommunikation II 1DT634. Computer networks MN2 1IT131

News:

  • General advice for writing and speaking added.
  • A projector will be available for the presentations on the Redovisningdag. Groups can also email Richard Gold slides in PDF, OpenOffice.org or Powerpoint format. Groups can also bring a USB stick or CD to the Redovisningdag with their presentation.
  • The term paper presentations will 10mins for presentation + 10 mins for opposition
  • The project presentations will be 15mins for presentation + 5mins for questions
  • The Projektredovisningdag (Final Examination day) has been moved to 1415 on Tuesday 7th June due to a scheduling conflct with the IT Institution's teaching day
  • The schedule on the course homepage is the canonical reference for the course. The schedule from the Administration contains lectures which will not be occuring in order to maintain some flexibility in scheduling

Course Description

Computer Communications II (Datakommunikation II) is a follow-on course to the basic course in Computer Communications (Datakommunikation I). It is directed at the students from the IT Program who wish to specialize in this area. The course is also open for DV- and MN-students. Due to the high number of students it is the case that students who did not follow the usual application procedures will typically not get a place.

The largest part of the course takes the form of a project or a term paper. Additionally there is a theoretical component which is examined with a seminar series comprised of two lectures and a half-day seminar. There is no written exam at the end of the period, the time which is allocated for an exam will be used for the project assessment with mandatory attendence.

Pre-requisites

Datakommunikation I or equivalent

Details

The course starts with an introductory lecture on Tuesday 12/4 at 1315 in room 1211. There will be an introduction and overview of the course and each project will be presented. The project descriptions can be found on the Projects page. After this lecture, students who are following the course should choose which project they are interested in or which term paper they wish to write. They should then mail the lecturer with first and second place choices. Due to restrictions on supervision there can be no guarantees on whether or not a student will get their first or second choice however. It should be likely to at least get the second choice though. This registration should be made at the latest by Tuesday 19/4 at 1600.

Each group will get a supervisor who will be the contact person for that group. Group membership will be posted on the Groups page. If you cannot access the internal group page, please email the lecturer.

During the study period will be 4 different seminars which deal with topics in advanced computer networking. Each student must participate (i.e., present in the seminar discussions) in at least one seminar. Students are encouraged to attend other seminars in order to deepen their knowledge of the subject. More information on the seminars is available on the Seminars page.

The groups which have chosen to do a project will get from their supervisors information on project material in the form of computer equipment, literature etc. which are relevant to the task. Groups writing a term paper will get more information from their supervisor. During the duration of the projects, the groups themselves will decide, to a large extent, how to organize their time and how to use their time most effectively.

At the end of the course there is a presentation day for those who have written a term paper. Each group should orally present their term paper and oppose another groups' term paper. The opposition should consist of constructive comments on the other groups' term paper. Attendence is mandatory for the presentation day.

Groups which have done a project will present their projects at the presentation day. Attendence is mandatory for the presentation day.

Examination

The course will be examined during the study period in the form of seminars and the project presention or term paper presentation and opposition. Students who aspire to a higher grade should do one or two extra home assignments for another seminar different to the original one that they chose. Details follow below:

In order to achieve a 3 (IT) / G (DV) grade for the course, a student should perform the following tasks:

  • Successfully complete a seminar through active participation (typically a presentation)
  • Successfully complete a project or term paper assignment
  • Successfully present a project or term paper assignment
  • Successfully oppose a term paper assignment (for those who did a term paper)

In order to achieve a 4 grade (only for IT students) instead of a 3 grade, a student should perform the following tasks:

  • Successfully complete the requirements for a 3 / G grade
  • Additionally actively participate (typically a presentation) in another seminar (not the same seminar that was the student already was active in)

In order to achieve a VG (DV) or 5 grade (IT), a student should perform the following tasks:

  • Successfully complete the requirements for a 3 / G grade
  • Additionally actively participate (typically a presentation) in two extra seminars (not the same seminar that was the student already was active in)

Late Examination

Since the course uses continuous examination, there is no possibility to perform a re-exam.

Updated  2005-06-13 10:09:50 by Richard Gold.