Higher education teachers: Kos Andrej

Higher education teachers: , Pustišek Matevž
Credits: 5
Semester: summer
Subject code: 64658

Subject description


Enrolment in the class. Acquaintance with content of the course: Communication systems.

Content (Syllabus outline):

Review of operation of network and transport layer in internet systems. Packet switch architectures. Protocols and services of Ethernet technologies. Routing in internet systems. Basics of multicast distribution. Fundamentals of internet protocol version 6. Services and applications of internet protocol version 6. Operation and services of multi-protocol label switching technology. Security devices, mechanisms and network security services. Broadband access architectures in operator networks. Introduction to telecommunications engineering: network, traffic, and quality of service planning; measurementsfuture communication technologies.

Objectives and competences:

The objective of the course is to provide an overview of elements, mechanisms and basic concepts of operation of modern communication network services.

Acquainting with modern connection principles, network protocols, management mechanisms, security approaches and Internet system services.

Students will acquire fundamental knowledge and skills in these fields.

Intended learning outcomes:

After successful completion of the course, students should be able to:

  • describe network technologies, services and architectures in enterprise and operator environments,
  • differentiate tasks of different network layers,
  • differentiate types of network traffic,
  • configure user, home and enterprise network devices for basic connectivity,
  • configure operator network devices for basic connectivity,
  • compare network services for home, enterprise and operator networks.

Learning and teaching methods:

  • Lectures for theoretical aspects.
  • Laboratory exercises and team work for real-case scenarios and problem solving through project work.
  • Elearning.
  • Study visits and invited lecturers.

Study materials


  1. Comer, D.: Internetworking with TCP/IP, Vol 1 (6th Edition), ISBN-10: 013608530X, 2013, Addison-Wesley.
  2. Tannenbaum, A.S.: Computer networks, 5th ed., international ed., ISBN 978-0-13-255317-9, 2011, Pearson.
  3. Stallings, W.: Data and computer communications, 10th ed., ISBN 978-0-13-350648-8, 2013, Pearson.
  4. Fall, K. R., Stevens, W. R.: TCP/IP illustrated. Vol. 1, The protocols, 2nd ed., ISBN 978-0-321-33631-6, 2012, Addison-Wesley.
  5. Članki, objavljenih v revijah, npr. / Articles published in magazines, i.e.: IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, http://www.comsoc.org/livepubs/surveys/index.html

Study in which the course is carried out

  • 2 year - 1st cycle - Applied Electrical Engineering - Telecommunications