TEK5100 – Mobility in the Internet and ad-hoc Networks

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Course content

The main goal of this course is to provide the students with knowledge on the state-of-the-art technologies within the area of mobility in the Internet, especially ad-hoc networking. The course is composed of two parts, mobility management at the IP layer and ad-hoc protocols. While the last part is targeted towards nodes in wireless networks without infrastructure, the first part deals with mobility management in networks with infrastructure.

Learning outcome

After completion of the course, you will have the following competence:

  • understanding of the principles for how mobility is dealt with in today’s Internet and mobile networks at four different levels: macro-mobility, micro-mobility, ad-hoc mobility and network mobility
  • insight into medium access mechanisms in WLAN and IEEE 802.11-based multi-hop ad-hoc networks
  • good understanding of 1. routing protocols in ad-hoc networks, especially for reactive and proactive routing protocols, 2. QoS mechanisms in wireless networks and ad-hoc networks, 3. the concept and the principle of wireless mesh networks and wireless sensor networks
  • ability to evaluate system performance through both theoretical analysis and computer simulation
  • insight into how position and topology affects system performance and exploitation of this

Admission to the course

Students admitted at UiO must apply for courses in Studentweb. 

Nordic citizens and applicants residing in the Nordic countries may apply to take this course as a single course student.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures for international applicants

It is recommended that you have broad knowledge of internet protocols and architecture. The course builds on knowledge equal to the knowledge acquired in INF3190 – Data communications (continued).

Overlapping courses


3 hours of lectures per week, where about 2 hours are lectures and 1 hour exercise, throughout the semester. 

The course has mandatory assignments which must be approved in order to take the exam.

The course lectures is given at Department of Technology systems in Kjeller Research Park. See the schedule for the student bus from Campus Blindern.


  • A final oral exam counts 100% towards the final grade.
  • The course has mandatory assignments which must be approved in order to take the final exam.

It will also be counted as 1 of the 3 attempts to sit the exam for this course, if you sit the exam for one of the following courses:

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

Language of examination

Courses taught in English will only offer the exam paper in English. You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. 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) May 20, 2022 11:23:58 PM

Facts about this course


The course is last held spring 2021


Examination is last held spring 2023

Teaching language
Norwegian (English on request)