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Course module: 202001026
Network Systems
Course info
Course module202001026
Credits (ECTS)12
Course typeStudy Unit
Language of instructionEnglish
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Contactperson for the course P.T. de Boer
Lecturer P.T. de Boer
drs. E.E. van Genderen
dr. R. Holz
Academic year2022
Starting block
RemarksPart of module 3 TCS. TCS students register in Osiris; others contact
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
After following this course students should be able to:
  1. understand basic principles in communication systems, networks, and networked applications
  2. describe and understand key protocols underlying the operation of the Internet
  3. make simple quantitative models of network systems, and use them to evaluate these systems
  4. analyze the behavior of common networking systems using network monitoring tools
  5. design and implement basic networking protocols and applications
  6. write a solid line of argument, based on a clear question and understand the basic principles of effective presentations.
The module Network Systems focuses on computer networking for open infrastructures, such as the Internet and GSM/UMTS/5G, as well as embedded networks, such as sensor, in-car, and home-automation networks. Such networks are typically designed using a layered architecture of protocols. This course covers all layers of this architecture: physical layer (e.g., Shannon limit, error correction, propagation), link layer (e.g., medium access control, retransmission schemes, switching), network layer (e.g., routing, addressing, router architecture), transport (e.g., congestion control, flow control), and application layer (email, web, peer2peer). It covers both basic principles of communication systems, networks, and networked applications, as well as the operation of key protocols underlying the operation of the Internet (e.g. Ethernet, IP, TCP, DNS). Furthermore, the course treats security aspects, some basic performance models, and network monitoring tools.

Of the three theory tests, one is allowed to be below 5.5 if it is at least 5.0 and their weighted average is still at least 5.5.
The grade of the integration project, and the average of the challenge grades, must each be at least 5.5.
Module 3
Participating study
Bachelor Technical Computer Science
Required materials
Computer Networks – a systems approach, Larry L. Peterson and Bruce S. Davie, Morgan Kaufmann, 6th edition, available online for free.
Made available via Canvas.
Recommended materials
Instructional modes
Presence dutyYes


Presence dutyYes

Project supervised
Presence dutyYes

Project unsupervised
Presence dutyYes


Network Systems Theory

3 written exams

Network Systems Projects

challenges, integration project

Additional Requirements

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