Data Transmission
Study plans 2016-2017 - ELE3343 - 10 ECTS

On the basis of

  • IMT1031 Fundamental Programming
  • REA2071 Mathematics 2 for mechanical and civil engineering or
  • REA2081 Mathematics 2 for electrical engineering or
  • REA2091 Mathematics 2 for computer science

Expected learning outcomes


  • Have broad knowledge of key themes, theories, issues in network models, protocols and architectures for communication systems.
  • Have extensive knowledge of analogue and digital transmission techniques.
  • Know the research and development works within the area of electromagnetic signal transmission using cables and the wireless channel.
  • Can update their knowledge on the standards and protocols used in data communication.


  • Can apply the principles, methods and techniques used when data is transferred between devises over long and short distances using electromagnetic waves along cables and the wireless channel.
  • Can apply the achieved knowledge for calculating and evaluating the capacity of a communication system.
  • Can master relevant tools and forms of expression.
  • Can reflect on their professional practice and adjust this under supervision.

 General competence:

  • Can plan and implement a variety of tasks and projects within data communication alone and as a participant in a group.
  • Can exchange views and experiences with others with backgrounds in data communication and thereby contribute to the development of good practice.
  • Can convey key subject matter within data communication theories, issues and solutions both in writing, orally and through other relevant forms of expression.


  • Network models
  • Analog and digital transmission
  • Multiplexing and spread spectrum technique
  • Transmission media
  • Circuit and packet switching
  • Error detection and correction
  • Protocols and architecture

Teaching Methods


Teaching Methods (additional text)


Audio recording of the lecture notes

Form(s) of Assessment

Written exam, 4 hours

Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

4 hours written exam.

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

External/internal examiner

Graded by internal examiner. External examiner is used periodically, next time autumn 2018.

Re-sit examination

Ordinary re-sit examination.

Examination support

No printed or hand-written support material is allowed. A specific basic calculator allowed.

Coursework Requirements

Mandatory assignments where 8 out of 11 of the assignments must be approved to be able to take the exam.

Teaching Materials

Behrouz A Forouzan: ”Data Communications and Networking", 5th Edition (Global Edition), 2013.