On this page you will find an overview of the courses offered at the Chair of Network Engineering (Computer Networks) at the bachelor's and master's degree programs.

The course Computer Networks teaches the basics of network technology, especially in local networks. In the lab "Protocol engineering" the methodological design of communication protocols is processed. In the optional course "Wide Area Networks" building advanced concepts in the field of IP addressing, routing and LAN Switchings will be discussed. Industrial communication is the subject of the optional subject "Machine-oriented networking". In the Master course "Communication in Distributed Systems" performance evaluation of communication systems through the use of simulation techniques is taught.

Course Offerings

Computer Networks

The course computer networks should provide insight into the basic principles, the structure and the technique used for common wired communication networks.  The students are familiar with the structure and functions of the relevant reference models (TCP/IP, ISO/OSI).


Protocol Engineering

The course Protocol Engineering deals with the "methodological design of open communication protocols". It is offered as advanced lab in computer networks. It is organized as part of the Bachelor course of studies of electrical engineering since 2006.


Wide Area Networks

he overall learning objective is to convey basic knowledge in the field of Internet technologies. Students expand their acquired knowledge of the course Computer Networks in the field of LAN switching. Furthermore, you have a qualified overview of the existing network concepts and protocols in wide area networks (WAN).


Near field networks

Students know the specific requirements of automation technology to the low-level networking. They have a qualified overview of existing approaches and protocols in industrial communication (fieldbus), including the latest developments in the field of real-time Ethernet.


CDS (IT-Master)

This course addresses the topic of communication in distributed systems,as they can be found in the area of intelligent technical systems. The aim of thiscourse is to learn about methods to investigate performance of largecomplex communication systems using discrete simulation methods.



We continously offer interesting topics for theses in the area of computer networking and signal processing (also in cooperation with partners from the industry). For further details please ask one of the inIT members.