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Computer Networks
(dt. Rechnernetze)

Level, degree of commitment in original study programme Intermediate module, compulsory elective module
Forms of teaching and learning,
Lecture (4 SWS), recitation class (2 SWS),
270 hours (90 h attendance, 180 h private study)
Credit points,
formal requirements
9 CP
Translation missing. German original:
Studienleistung: Erreichen von mindestens 50 Prozent der Punkte aus den wöchentlich zu bearbeitenden Übungsaufgaben und mündliche Präsentation der Lösung von mindestens zwei der Übungsaufgaben.
Prüfungsleistung: Mündliche Prüfung oder Klausur
The grading is done with 0 to 15 points according to the examination regulations for study course B.Sc. Computer Sciences.
Original study programme B.Sc. Informatik / Informatik Wahlpflichtmodule
One semester,
In der Regel jedes zweite Wintersemester
Person in charge of the module's outline Prof. Dr. Bernd Freisleben


  • application layer
  • transport layer
  • network layer
  • MAC layer
  • Physical layer
  • network security
  • multimedia networks
  • network management

Qualification Goals

The module ''Computer Networks'' deals with the structure and functionality of computer networks. The aim of the module is to enable listeners to analyze and understand the behaviour of networks (including the Internet) in general terms. A special focus is on the problems and the functionality of network software. After visiting the module, the listeners should be able to develop their own network modules after additional training in the respective network environments. The students practice scientific working methods (recognizing, formulating, solving problems, training abstract ability) and train oral communication skills in the exercises by practicing free speech in front of an audience and during discussion.


Translation is missing. Here is the German original:

Keine. Empfohlen werden die Kompetenzen, die in den Modulen Objektorientierte Programmierung, Algorithmen und Datenstrukturen, sowie Systemsoftware und Rechnerkommunikation vermittelt werden.

Recommended Reading

  • James Kurose, Keith Ross: “Computer Networking”, Pearson 2010.
  • Andrew S. Tanenbaum: “Computer Networks”, Pearson 2010.
  • Larry L. Peterson & Bruce S. Davie: “Computer Networks”, Morgan Kaufmann 2007.

Please note:

This page describes a module according to the latest valid module guide in Wintersemester 2018/19. Most rules valid for a module are not covered by the examination regulations and can therefore be updated on a semesterly basis. The following versions are available in the online module guide:

The module guide contains all modules, independent of the current event offer. Please compare the current course catalogue in Marvin.

The information in this online module guide was created automatically. Legally binding is only the information in the examination regulations (Prüfungsordnung). If you notice any discrepancies or errors, we would be grateful for any advice.