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Communications Technology and Systems 1

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Communications Technology and Systems 1
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2021
Module code: KIB-KT1
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
4V (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 4
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam

[updated 26.02.2018]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

KIB-KT1 (P222-0019) Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2021 , semester 4, mandatory course
KIB-KT1 (P222-0019) Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2022 , semester 4, mandatory course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
KIB-KT2 Communications Technology and Systems 2
KIB-PKS Practical Course: Communication Systems
KIB-PROT Protocols

[updated 08.10.2020]
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Horst Wieker
Prof. Dr. Horst Wieker
Andreas Otte, M.Sc.
Jens Staub, M.Sc.

[updated 28.11.2016]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this course, students will have comprehensive knowledge of communication technology. They will be familiar with the structure of different communication networks. They will be able to characterize the technical components and their resp. functions within the network and apply this knowledge to solving networking issues. Lastly, students will be capable of recognizing the presented concepts in modern communication technologies.

[updated 26.02.2018]
Module content:
* Overview of communication networks
  - Architectures
  - Components
  - Sequence of actions and their functions
* Access networks
  - ISDN
* Core networks
  - Signaling (SS7)
  - Data transmission

[updated 26.02.2018]
Recommended or required reading:
SIGMUND G., Technik der Netze, Hüthing
AHRENS P, ATM Basics _ die Grundkonzepte des Asynchronous Transfer Mode, Schlembach, J
SIGMUND G., ATM _ die Technik, Hüthing

[updated 26.02.2018]
Module offered in:
SS 2024, SS 2023, SS 2022, SS 2021, SS 2020, ...
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