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521150A Introduction to Internet, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 521150A  Validity 01.08.2012 -
Name Introduction to Internet  Abbreviation Introduction to 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
Type Intermediate Studies Discipline4307 Information Engineering 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Computer Science and Engineering DP 

Erkki Harjula 
Ojala, Timo Kullervo 

ECTS Credits 

5 ECTS credits / 133 hours of work

Language of instruction 

All materials are in English, lectures are given in Finnish.


Spring, period 4.

Learning outcomes 

Upon completing the course the student:
1. is able to explain internet’s design principles, architecture, functionality and challenges

2. understands the role of the data link layer role and most important access network technologies

3. is able to explain the structure and most important protocols of the TCP/IP protocol stack

4. understands how most important internet applications and their protocols function

5. understands the principles of internet security and multimedia applications

6. is able to solve simple internet related problems

7. is able to program a small internet application


Internet’s design principles and architecture, data link layer and most important access network technologies, TCP/IP protocol stack and its most important protocols, most important Internet applications, principles of Internet security and multimedia, internet's challenges and Future Internet.

Mode of delivery 

Face-to-face teaching.

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures 32 h / problem solving exercises 14 h / laboratory exercises 12 h / course work 25 h / self-study 50 h. Problem solving exercises, laboratory exercises and course work are completed as group work.

Target group 

Computer Science and Engineering students, Information Processing Science students, other students of the University of Oulu.

Prerequisites and co-requisites 


Recommended optional programme components 


Recommended or required reading 

Announced at the beginning of the course.

Assessment methods and criteria 

The course uses continuous assessment so that there are 3 intermediate exams. Alternatively, the course can also be passed with a final exam. The course includes a mandatory course work.

Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage.


The course uses numerical grading scale 1-5.

Person responsible 

Professor Timo Ojala.

Working life cooperation 



Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
Registration Introduction to Internet  Course  Erkki Harjula  11.03.19 -08.05.19

Future examinations
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
Registration Introduction to Internet  General exam  Erkki Harjula,
Ojala, Timo Kullervo 
16.05.19thu 16.15-19.15