Course detail

ÚSI-DSNC07Acad. year: 2021/2022

The course covers the areas of communication models, transfer of information, network architecture and basic description of ISO/OSI and TCP/IP network models. The attention is paid to the transport and network/Internet layers, data flow control, principles of quality of service and security assurance in fixed and wireless networks.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The students gain detailed theoretical and practical knowledge in communication, network design, data flow control and security.


Not applicable.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Forouzan, B. A. TCP/IP protocol suite, čtvrté vydání. Boston: McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2010. (EN)
Grimm, C., Schuchtermann. G. IP Traffic Theory and Performance, Springer, 2008, ISBN: 978-3-642-08954-1 (EN)
Larsson, Ch. Design of Modern Communication Networks, Academic Press Elsevier, 2014, ISBN: 978-0-12-407238-1 (EN)
Ramamurthy, R., Rouskas, G. N., Sivalingam, K. M. Next-Generation Internet: Architectures and Protocols, Cambridge University Press, 2011, ISBN: 978-0-521-11368-7 (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The course is finished with examination.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Communication models, transfer of information
2. Network structure, architecture of communication
3. Network models ISO/OSI and TCP/IP
4 Application layer
5. Error states, data flow control
6. Transport layer – data flow control
7. Transportation layer – congestion control
8. Network layer – routing and addressing
9. Network layer – datagrams, tunneling, IPv6
10. Data-link layer
11. Quality of Service – marking and classification
12. Quality of Service – passive and active queue management
13. Wireless networks – Quality of Service and security


The course deals with the issues of communication networks, their utilization and protocols ensuring the transfer of information between network nodes and mainly the end devices. The aim of this course is to gain knowledge about characteristic properties of individual layers of network models, data traffic control in computer networks, quality of service and security issues of these data trasmmisions.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme DSP SoI_P Doctoral, 2. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional
  • Programme DSP SoI_K Doctoral, 2. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



12 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Guided consultation in combined form of studies

6 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer