Communication Systems

Higher education teachers: Pustišek Matevž
Credits: 5
Semester: summer
Subject code: 64612

Subject description


  • Matura,
  • computing.

Content (Syllabus outline):

  • Information society. Introduction to the fundamental concepts of information-communication systems.

  • Users and information-communication service and content providers, and applications.

  • Fundamentals of communication systems. Digital data transmission. Architectures and models of telecommunication networks; access and core networks. Broadband concept and mobility. Communication buses. Role of the selected systems in communication services provisioning: Ethernet, xDSL, TCP/IP, wireless and mobile networks.

  • Fundamentals of Internet systems. Network layer, addressing, transport layer. IP networks, Internet applications. Fundamentals of Web and Web technologies.

  • Overview of information-communication service applications, World Wide Web. Fundamentals of information and communication security.

Objectives and competences:

  • The course introduces fundamental knowledge about operation and application of communication systems. This knowledge is a necessity for all future technical engineers and comprises a part of general education of an engineer in the information society.
  • The topics build an integral whole, which is of interest and necessary for all students of electrical engineering. At the same time it facilitates involvement in telecommunications professional subjects in the continuation of the study, where some of the topics are covered in detail.

Intended learning outcomes:

Knowledge of basic concepts of information-communication systems, along with the fundamentals of their operation, usage and partially planning. Ability to extend basic system comprehension, as well as intra- and cross-domain knowledge binding.

Learning and teaching methods:

  • Lectures for theoretical aspects.

  • Laboratory exercises and team-work for real-case scenarios and problem solving through project work.

  • Elearning.

  • Study visits and invited lecturers.

Study materials


  1. Comer, D.: Internetworking with TCP/IP, Vol 1 (6th Edition), ISBN-10: 013608530X, 2013, Addison-Wesley.
  2. Tannenbaum, A.S.: Computer networks, 5th ed., international ed., ISBN 978-0-13-255317-9, 2011, Pearson.
  3. Stallings, W.: Data and computer communications, 10th ed., ISBN 978-0-13-350648-8, 2013, Pearson.
  4. Sauter, M., From GSM to LTE-Advanced: An Introduction to Mobile Networks and Mobile Broadband, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, 2014
  5. Articles published in magazines, i.e.: IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials,

Study in which the course is carried out

  • 1 year - 1st cycle - Applied Electrical Engineering