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TCP / IP Networks

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: IT00BL28
Curriculum: IT 2023
Level: Bachelor of Engineering
Year of Study: 3 (2025-2026)
Semester: Autumn
Credits: 5 cr
Responsible Teacher: Virtanen, Antti
Language of Instruction: English

Learning Outcomes

After the course, the students know the architecture and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Students know the principles of Internet Protocol and Basics of Routing. Students know important Transport and Application layer protocols in Internet. Students learn how to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches for advanced functionality.

Student's Workload

135 h, which contains 50 h of scheduled contact studies.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

Local Area Networks, Operating Systems and Domain Services, Basics of Telecommunications.


Enhanced switching technologies such as Virtual LANs and Inter-VLAN routing. Internet Protocol versions 4 and 6. Address Resolution and Internet Control and Management Protocols. Static and Dynamic Routing. TCP and UDP protocols and Application layer protocols using them.

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. Material produced by the teacher.

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.