Communication Systems


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


Must have knowledge about:

  • The impact of various factors on behavior of communication protocols and the associated tradeoffs
  • Network protocols operating on different layers of OSI model
  • At least one of the following aspects: distribution, storage, performance, safety, real-time provision
  • Organization of a scientific publication and scientific communication process


Must be able to:

  • Design, implement and analyze a solution to a practically occurring problem in a communication network , focusing on one of the following aspects: distribution, storage, performance, safety, real-time provision
  • Perform suitable test of the implemented solution and make performance evaluation of the solution by selecting the proper evaluation metrics
  • Can write a paper for a scientific conference/ journal and prepare an oral presentation of a paper


  • Make a basic design, implementation and performance evaluation of a problem involving a communication network
  • Formulate and explain scientific hypotheses and results achieved through scientific work
  • Work according to a scientific method and present results in the form of a scientific article and at a seminar/scientific conference
  • Read and understand selected scientific literature and next apply the theories, methods, and/or tools in order to solve a selected problem , as well as judge and prioritize the validity of various of scientific information

Type of instruction

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



Name of examCommunication 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 titleKommunikationssystemer
Module codeESNNDSK1P2
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Computer Engineering)
Study BoardStudy Board of Electronics and IT
DepartmentDepartment of Electronic Systems
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design