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Internet protocols

Individual course

This course provides a theoretical and practical basis for protocol design and analysis, and investigates dynamics of Internet protocols from application developer’s perspective.

Course contents

The course consists of case studies, such as evolution of HTTP, comparison between MQTT and CoAP, TCP extension for multipath operations, and comparison between V2X technologies. The case studies will combine theoretical analysis with empirical evidence acquired by experimentation.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to

  • understand how the existing network protocols work.
  • know how to compare network protocols and to select suitable ones to use.
  • modify existing protocols or design new ones that fulfill certain system requirements.
  • apply the rules and styles of academic writing in producing reports, and work in a group to solve technical problems.

Course material

Lecture material (online)

Teaching schedule

  • Lectures on Thursdays at 12–14
  • Exercises on Tuesdays at 12–14 or Fridays at 14–16

Completion methods

Group assignments.

More information in the Aalto University study guide.

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Responsible teacher

Aalto University
Yu Xiao

Contact person for applications

FITech Network University
Monica Sandberg, Student services specialist
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Category:
ICT Studies
Topics:
5G technology,
Computer engineering
Course code:
ELEC-E7320
Credits:
5 ECTS
Price:
0 €
Level:
Teaching period:
13.1.–24.3.2022
Application deadline:
Application period has ended
Host university:
Aalto University
Study is open for:
Adult learner,
Degree student
Teaching methods:
Contact
Place of contact learning:
Espoo
Language:
English
General prerequisites:
Basic programming skills (e.g. Python), basics in Linux and networking
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