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INF-2300 Computer Communication - 10 stp

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Science and Technology

Type of course

The course can be taken as a singular course.

Course contents

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. 

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June for the autumn semester and 1 December for the spring semester. Exchange students and Fulbright students: 15 April for the autumn semester and 1 October for the spring semester.

Admission requirements

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

Objective of the course

Knowledge - The student has:

Skills - The student can:

General competence - The student:

Language of instruction

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.


A 4 hours final written exam counting 100%. Approved assignments give access to the final written exam.

Grade scale: Letter grades A-E, F - fail. 

The coursework includes up to 4 written assignments graded "Approved" / "Not Approved", and the number of assignments is stated at the start of the semester. Oral presentation of the assignments and demonstration of a working system can be claimed.

Re-sit examination: Given early in the following semester, if the course is compulsory in the study plan. 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%. To get access to the re-sit examination the student must have passed the course requirements.

Postponed examination: Given early in the following semester. It will be arranged a 4 hour written exam counting 100%. To get access to the postponed examination the student must have passed the course requirements. 

Date for examination

Written test 05.12.2019

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced at your faculty early in May and early in November.

Course overlap

INF-2301 Computer communication and security 5 stp
Lectures Autumn 2019
First attendance: TBA
Lecture prof. Randi Karlsen
f.aman. Håvard Dagenborg Johansen