t.BA.IT.KT.13HS (Communication Technology) 
Module: Communication Technology
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Communication Technology
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Version: 6.0 start 01 February 2023
Short description In virtually all modern applications, data communication is an integral part.
The aim of this course is to convey concepts, terms, protocols and mechanisms of data communication for the professional environment, so that students can correctly design and use data communication and solve fundamental problems.
Module coordinator Martin Ostertag, ostt
Learning objectives (compe­tences)
Objectives Compe­tences Taxonomy levels
The student understands the basic terminology, definitions, terms, measures etc. of the data communication and can apply them correctly. F, M K2, K3
The student can explain the concept of the OSI reference model by examples and assign protocol functions and properties to the layers. F, M K2, K3
The student understands Ethernet and the main protocols of the Internet Protocol Suite so that:    
- he/she can design and configure network
  interfaces and protocol functions.
F, M K3
- he/she can analyse processes in the
  network at different levels with the help
  of suitable tools
F, M K3, K4
- and diagnose easier problems and find
F, M K3, K4
The student can easily understand and extend client / server programs. F, M K2, K3
Module contents Theory: 
- Basics of Communication Technology 
- Local Area Networks (Ethernet, Bridging) 
- Internet Protocols (IP, Routing) 
- Transport Layer (UDP, TCP) 
- Network Applications, Infrastructure Services and Protocols (DNS, SMTP, HTTP etc.)
- Interface to Transport Layer (Socket API) 

Lab exercises: 
- Protocol Analyzer 
- Ethernet 
- Bridging / VLANs
- Routing
- Internet Protocol IP
- TCP 
- some selected and important Application Layer Protocols
Teaching materials - Formulated Script 
- Slides 
- Lab instructions 

- User Manuals
Supple­mentary literature  
Teaching language (X) German () English
Part of International Profile () Yes (X) No.
Module structure Typ 3a
  For details, see: T_CL_Modulauspraegungen_SM2025
Description Type Form Scope Grade Weighting
Graded assignments during teaching semester Preparation and milestones of the lab exercises Presentation or written ca.
5 Min. per group
*) according to the sum of the awarded points from all labs 20%
End-of-semester exam Exam written 90 Min. grading 80%
Remarks Labs: 
- Winterthur: TE528 maximum 20 students 
- Zurich: ZL O3.20 / O3.16 maximum 15 students each
Legal basis The module description is part of the legal basis in addition to the general academic regulations. It is binding. During the first week of the semester a written and communicated supplement can specify the module description in more detail.


Course: Kommunikationstechnik - Praktikum
Kommunikationstechnik - Praktikum


  • No module description is available in the system for the cut-off date of 01 August 2099.
Course: Kommunikationstechnik - Vorlesung
Kommunikationstechnik - Vorlesung


  • No module description is available in the system for the cut-off date of 01 August 2099.