Undergraduate course

Computer Networks

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeINF142
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageNorwegian
  • Resources

Teaching semester


Objectives and Content

The class gives an introduction to and an overview over the most important concepts in computer networks. The course considers problems that arise at different layers in a hierarchic communication model, and discusses how these problems can be solved. A special emphasis is placed on how to design application programs based on the services provided by the transport layer.

Learning Outcomes

After completing INF142 - Computer networks, the student should be able to

  • Explain a layered communication model and what challenges need to be addressed and solved in each layer,
  • Implement simple client-server applications in a high level programming language,
  • Design, understand, analyze, and revise simple communication protocols,
  • Assess the limitations upon service quality that are inherent in the choice of technology.

Recommended Previous Knowledge

INF100 and MNF130. MNF130 can be taken at the same time as INF142.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance


Forms of Assessment

Written exam. It is opportunity for grades on exercises, which can be included in the final grade. If less than 20 students are taking the course, it can be oral exam.

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.

Exam information

  • For written exams, please note that the start time may change from 09:00 to 15:00 or vice versa until 14 days prior to the exam. The exam location will be published 14 days prior to the exam.

  • Type of assessment: Written examination

    01.10.2018, 09:00
    3 hours
    Withdrawal deadline
    Examination result announcement
    Examination system
    Digital exam