Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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Archived Curricula Guide 2013–2014
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
DTEK8060 Protocol Processing 5 ECTS
Organised by
Information and Communication Technology
Person in charge
Seppo Virtanen
Preceding studies
Computer networks and security, Data structures and algorithms 1, Techniques for distributed applications, System programming with C++.

Learning outcomes

After the course the participants will have developed an understanding of characteristic protocol processing functionality needed in protocols designed for environments with intermediate stations between source and destination devices. The participants will understand the critical importance of protocol processing system imple-mentations in data transportation intensive networks. Participants will have the protocol engineering understanding necessary in specifying protocols for given target applications. Case studies and project work focus on the internet core routing system.


Covered topics include protocol engineering and design, protocol processing system design and implementation for a given application, interdomain routing in the Internet and protocol processing in routers. In terms of protocols, the course focuses on IP and IPv6 and their affiliated interdomain routing protocols.

Teaching methods

Lectures, group work, independent work.

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
  • In English
  • In English
Project / practical work
  • In English
Essay and Exercise(s) and Project / practical work

Essays (weekly reports and final report), exercises, project work.


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

Spring term, period III. Only a limited number of students can participate annually, and if necessary, student selection is made based on study program, progress and performance.

Study materials

Books and online resources; exact literature will be announced later.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Future Technologies
Department of Future Technologies
Department of Future Technologies
Department of Future Technologies
Department of Future Technologies
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Department of Future Technologies
DP in Computer Science
DP in Electr. and Communication Technology
Finnish Study Modules