IN9030 – Protocols and Routing in the Internet

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Course content

In this course you will meet distinguished speakers from industry and universities to give lectures on the topics listed below. Knowledge about the Wi-Fi technology, IP-router architecture, Big Data and Cloud solutions, Software Defined Networking (SDN), Multicast communication, Quality of Service, Basic optical communication, Internet of Things, Protocols for multimedia applications, Cyber security, and use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) to deal with traffic control.

Learning outcome

After taking IN9030 you will:

  • have knowledge about state-of-the-art and new communication solutions, including optical and wireless networks
  • have knowledge about high-end IP routers
  • have knowledge about Big Data analytics and its applications
  • have knowledge about software defined networking (SDN) and traffic control, including use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML)
  • have knowledge about Internet of Things (IoT) and its vision to connect anything
  • have knowledge about cyber threats and advanced malware trying to control Internet
  • understanding the connection between principles and their applications in industry

PhD students will acquire an even more in depth knowledge within a given scientific field compare to students taking IN5030, and would have to prove their in depth knowledge by giving a professional (trial) lecture.

Admission to the course

PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.

If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.

PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.

IN3230/IN4230 – Computer Networks

Overlapping courses


3 hours seminar each week. The students will themself present topics/articles during the first 2 hours. The last hour will be use to present next weeks topic. Which student that´ll present which topic will be determined as soon as possible after the start of the semester.

In addition, each PhD student will be given an extended curriculum within the field/research area of the course. The syllabus must be approved by the lecturer so that the student can be admitted to the final exam.

Attending the first lecture is mandatory.


Oral presentation contributes 20% towards the final grade, while an oral exam contributes 80%. All parts of the exam must be passed and this must be done during the same semester.

PhD-students will also be given an extended curriculum within the field/research area of the course, and will have to give a professional (trial) lecture as part of the course.

It will also be counted as one of your three attempts to sit the exam for this course, if you sit the exam for one of the following courses: IN5030 – Protocols and Routing in the InternetINF5050 - Protocols and routing in the internet (continued)INF9050 - Protocols and Routing in the Internet (discontinued), INF-PRI-F

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

Language of examination

The examination text is given in Norwegian. If the course is taught in English, the examination text will only be given in English. You may answer in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

Resit an examination

Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester. Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.

Special examination arrangements, use of sources, explanations and appeals

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Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Sep. 28, 2022 12:23:46 PM

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