autumn 2023
INF-2300 Computer Communication - 10 ECTS

Type of course

The course can be taken as a singular course.

Admission requirements

Higher Education Entrance Qualification + specific entrance requirements equivalent to MATRS: R1/(S1+S2). Application code: 9354 - Singular course in computer science.

Course overlap

If you pass the examination in this course, you will get an reduction in credits (as stated below), if you previously have passed the following courses:

INF-2300 Computer networks 5 ects
INF-2301 Computer communication and security 5 ects

Course content

The course focuses on properties of communication between computers, and the machinery needed to facilitate the communication. Among the properties are those arising from the uncertainty of delivery, the omnipresence of errors, and lack of global consistence and authority. The course also introduce how to develop and use high level distributed programming abstractions including RPC/RMI, Web Services, Publish-Subscribe systems, and similar.

Recommended prerequisites

INF-1101 Data structures and algorithms

Objectives of the course

Knowledge - The student has:

  • an in-depth knowledge of challenges and solutions related to providing reliable communication between computers
  • an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the layered Internet architecture, services related to each layer, current communication protocols, and available solutions
  • knowledge about approaches to develop network centric applications using application level protocols

Skills - The student can:

  • design and implement network protocols that enable communication between computers
  • use, design and implement application level protocols
  • design and implement network centric applications using application level protocols
  • use web-entric protocols (web-services) in the development of such applications

General competence - The student:

  • understands how network protocols work, are defined and are used
  • can grasp the concept of a layered architecture and its advantages
  • understands the concept of network centric applications and the role of a client and a server with such applications

Language of instruction and examination

The language of instruction is English and all of the syllabus material is in English. Examination questions will be given in English, but may be answered either in English or a Scandinavian language.

Teaching methods

Lectures: 30 hours, Colloquium: 30 hours, Lab: 30 hours. The course is given every autumn semester.

Information to incoming exchange students

This course is available for inbound exchange students.

This course has recommended academic prerequisites. Please see the «Prerequisite» section for more information.

Do you have questions about this module? Please check the following website to contact the course coordinator for exchange students at the faculty:


Examination: Date: Duration: Grade scale:
School exam 01.12.2023 09:00
4 Hours A–E, fail F

Coursework requirements:

To take an examination, the student must have passed the following coursework requirements:

Written assignments Approved – not approved
UiT Exams homepage

More info about the coursework requirements

The coursework includes 3 written assignments.

Re-sit examination

Given early in the following semester. The re-sit exam is for those who did not get a passed grade on the last ordinary examination. It will be arranged a 4 hour written exam counting 100%.
  • About the course
  • Campus: Tromsø |
  • ECTS: 10
  • Course code: INF-2300
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