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Wide Area Networks

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: IITS3103
Type: Optional obligatory / Professional Studies
Curriculum: IT 2016 / 2017 / 2018 / 2019 / 2020 / 2021
TT 2016
Level: Bachelor of Engineering
Year of Study: 3 (2018-2019 / 2019-2020 / 2020-2021 / 2021-2022 / 2022-2023 / 2023-2024)
Credits: 5 cr
Responsible Teacher: Gao, Chao
Language of Instruction: English


Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
1I-IT-3N2018-08-31 – 2018-12-21Chao GaoEnglish2018-08-20 – 2018-09-17
2I-IT-3N2019-09-02 – 2019-10-25Chao GaoEnglish2019-08-19 – 2019-09-09
3001IT2018-3, IT2018-3A, IT2018-3B, IT2018-3C, IT2018-3D2020-08-24 – 2020-12-20Chao GaoEnglish2020-08-17 – 2020-09-11
3003IT2019-3, IT2019-3A, IT2019-3B, IT2019-3C, IT2019-3D2021-08-23 – 2021-12-19Chao GaoEnglish2021-08-01 – 2021-09-06
3004IT2020-3, IT2020-3A, IT2020-3B, IT2020-3C2022-08-29 – 2022-12-17Chao GaoEnglish2022-08-01 – 2022-09-06
3005IT2021-3, IT2021-3A, IT2021-3B2023-08-28 – 2023-12-16Chao GaoEnglish2023-08-01 – 2023-09-06

The descriptions shown below are for the academic year: 2023-2024

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course, the student knows the architecture and operations of routers and switches in a small network. The student can design and build small routed networks and connect a local area network into a larger network, configure needed IP and routing parameters and troubleshoot the network. Student knows the TCP/IP communication and TCP/IP services. The student gains an understanding of implementing address translation, access controls lists and DHCP-services.

Student's Workload

135 h, which contains 70 h of scheduled contact studies.
The assessment of student’s own learning 1 h is included in contact lessons.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

Local Area Networks, Data Network Services, Basics of Telecommunications.


Enhanced switching technologies such as Virtual LANs, Spanning Tree Protocols and Industrial Ethernet. Internet Protocol versions 4 and 6. Inter-VLAN routing. Static and Dynamic Routing, especially OSPF. TCP and UDP protocols. Access Control List, DHCP and NAT.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Forouzan, B. A., Datacommunications and networking, New York, McGraw-Hill, 2013, 5th ed. ISBN 007-337622-1.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures, assignments and laboratory exercises.

Assessment Criteria

Grade 5: The student understands most of the concepts discussed, is able to design and build switched local area networks and small routed networks.
Grade 3: The student understands the concepts discussed in considerable part, is able to configure switched local area networks and small routed networks.
Grade 1: The student understands the basic concepts of the subject treated, understands how to configure switched local area networks and small routed networks.

Assessment Methods

Assignments, laboratory exercises, an examination.