Computer Networks

Undergraduate course

Course description

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.

Semester of Instruction

Recommended Previous Knowledge
INF100 and MNF130. MNF130 can be taken at the same time as INF142.
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Compulsory assignments are valid two semesters, the semester of the approval and the following semester.
Forms of Assessment
3 hours written exam.
Compulsory exercises may count towards the final grade.
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.
Examination Support Material
Course Coordinator
Course coordinator and administrative contact person can be found on Mitt UiB, or contact