Networks and Distributed Systems


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • distribution, storage and processing of data in a distributed system
  • at least one of the following aspects: real-time, performance, safety, robustness, mobility and positioning aspects


  • conduct synthesis of theories, methods and techniques used for distribution, storage and processing of data in a distributed system
  • apply relevant theories, methods and techniques to the chosen system to ensure that at least one of the following requirements are satisfied:
    • timing requirements in connection with distribution, storage and processing of data are satisfied
    • performance, safety and robustness requirements are satisfied
    • mobility and positioning requirements are satisfied
  • can explain the process of and criteria for peer reviewed and scientific communications
  • can write a paper for a scientific conference/journal
  • can prepare and give an oral and poster presentation for a scientific conference


  • read and understand selected scientific literature and next apply the theories, methods, and/or tools in order to solve a problem which requires distribution of networking or processing functionalities.
  • present the problem, the suggested solution(s), experiments and simulation results, as well as the overall conclusion in terms of a scientific paper and a poster
  • present orally the main contribution and conclusion from the work in terms of a 15 minutes conference presentation
  • Work according to a scientific method and present results in the form of a scientific article and at a seminar/scientific conference
  • Formulate and explain scientific hypotheses and results achieved through scientific work
  • Analyze results and draw conclusions on a scientific basis

Type of instruction

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



Name of examNetworks and Distributed Systems
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleNetværk og distribueret processering
Module codeESNNDSK1P1
Module typeProject
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