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Mobile networks and protocols 7.5 Credits

Mobila nätverk och protokoll
Second cycle, D7002D
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2017 Sp 3 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Mobile Systems
Subject group (SCB)
Computer Technology

Entry requirements

Courses of at least 90 credits at first cycle including discrete mathematics for engineers, programming, data structures and algorithms, computer communications and network programming.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim

The student shall

  • Show scientific knowledge about network protocols enabling mobility in IP networks.
  • Show the ability to understand and interpretate scientific publications in the area of mobile networks and protocols.
  • Show the ability to individually analyse, model complex problems through simulations, and to analyse and evaluate the results.  
  • Show knowledge in creating network solutions based on existing networks and protocols for mobility, and to evaluate and analyse them.
  • Show the ability to identify knowledge gaps and bridging these gaps by gaining new knowledge.
  • Show insight in research and development by understanding limitations and possibilities with existing mobile networks and protocol.

The course covers mobile network communication and discusses mobility in a system perspective. The course gives an overview of mobility concepts like Mobile IP, SIP and SCTP as well as quality of service/quality of experience, mobile network deployment, heterogeneous network access and performance evaluation.

The education consists of lectures, programming and theoretical assignments. The assignments can require written or verbally presentations and may contain a deadline. During the course home-exams may occur.


The course will adopt a continuous form of examination. This will include assignments consisting of lab exercises, research paper, presentation of a research paper, and final exam.

Christer Åhlund

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2009 Sp 1

Course offered by
Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering

0001Written exam3.0G U 3 4 5
0002Seminar1.5U G#
0003Laboratory work3.0U G#

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
by 19 Nov 2008

Last revised
by Jonny Johansson, HUL SRT 15 Jun 2016