Communication Networks and Ambient Intelligence


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Must have knowledge about general network models and architectures including the OSI model (MAC, transport, network and application layers) as well as the TCP/IP protocol stack (IP, TCP and UDP protocols).
  • Must have knowledge about selected technologies within Internet of Things (IoT), including wireless sensors, wireless sensor networks and RFID, and their application within IoT.
  • Must have knowledge of simulation tools.
  • Must have knowledge of protocols for unicast, multicast and broadcast.


  • Must be able to understand the OSI model and the TCP/IP protocol stack at such a level that they are able to model selected data link, network, transport, and application layer protocols.
  • Must be able to monitor and observe traffic from different networks, and to use the observations for creating simple traffic models that can be used for simulations.
  • Must be able to describe and evaluate basic security mechanisms.
  • Must be able to select and compare methods for traffic engineering at data link, network and transport layers: in particular the students must be able to understand how Quality of Service mechanisms are actually implemented through e.g. marking and queuing policies.
  • Must be able to understand the RFID and Sensor networking and protocols at such a level that they are able to model selected parts of such protocols.
  • Must be able to apply relevant methods for designing services and applications based on RFID and wireless sensor networks.


  • Must be able to compare different network technologies and configurations by selecting and using appropriate methods, including analysis, simulation and experiments.
  • Must have understanding of the scenarios where IoT can be applied, both from technical and business viewpoints, identifying possible new services and applications.
  • Must have understanding of a network’s topology and its topological properties and qualities.

Type of instruction

Types of instruction are listed at the start of §17; Structure and contents of the programme.



Name of examCommunicatino Networks and Ambient Intelligence
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleKommunikationsnetværk og omgivende intelligens
Module codeESNNDSK1K1
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Electronics and IT
DepartmentDepartment of Electronic Systems
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design