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Course info - Basics of Data Network Technology

This page describes the differences between Data Networks -course (5 ECTS, ~135 hours) & Basics of Data Network Technology -course (4 ECTS, ~108 hours).

  • Data Networks -> Bachelor's Degree Programme in Information and Communications Technology
  • Basics of Data Network Technology -> Bachelor's Degree Programme in Automation and Robotics


School School of Technology, Institute of Information Technology
Course Basics of Data Network Technology (finnish: Tietoverkkotekniikka)
Code TSAT0530
Teacher Karo Saharinen
Material Karo Saharinen
Group(s) See "Group Schedules" on the left

The objectives and pre-requisites for the course you can read from the course description in Peppi. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process can be done according to JAMK's instructions.

Student workload estimates

4 ECTS * 27 h = 108 hours where,

  • 33,25 h theory material, where
    • 13,25 h = Video material/Lectures based on the text
    • 20 h = re-reading the material
  • 66,75 h = ~4,5h per exercise (if grade 5 is your goal)
  • 10 h = Self-study to be used where needed.
  • 4 h = Exam (this includes retakes if necessary)

Hour consumption per ECTS is based on the ECTS Users' Guide


The correspondence of the full-time workload of an academic year to 60 credits is often formalised by national legal provisions. In most cases, workload ranges from 1,500 to 1,800 hours for an academic year, which means that one credit corresponds to 25 to 30 hours of work.

Same on the JAMK webpages


Student workload in full-time study is 1600 hours per academic year, corresponding to 60 ECTS credits. If the annual hours are allocated to 40 weeks, the workload of each week is 40 hours. Respectively, the total workload of a semester is 800 hours of student work (30 ECTS credits). One ECTS credit is equivalent to about 27 hours of student work. This can consist of contact lessons, online learning, group work, independent study, preparation for exams, exams, etc.


The amount of returned exercises & studied material is lowered

Basically this boils down to two Points

  • We shorten the material by slicing out the IPv6 and BGP stuff (althought they are present in the exam)
    • study them if you want to as it only increases your possibility of passing the exam
  • We shorten the amount of exercises by slicing out the IPv6 (E16) and BGP (E17) stuff

I have no problem in awarding 1 ECTS to your elective studies, but then the grading is tighter

You'll get the 4 ECTS based on the tighter Data Networks grading AND 1 ECTS in elective studies as Passed

Passed / Not Passed

You have to

  1. pass the theory exam (with higher point limit)

Theory exam in the Exam system.

Points Grade
below 60% not passed
above 60% passed

So you want a grade?

You have to

  1. pass the theory exam (with lower point limit)
  2. return the exercises
    • Remember this is an University of Applied Sciences.
Points Grade
below 40% not passed
above 40% lookup your grade from the exercises table below

Exercises are done as individuals

No group returnals as every student has different parameters for completion.

Exercise level Grade
Between E01 to E03 0
E01 to E04 completed 1
E01 to E06 completed 2
E01 to E08 completed 3
E01 to E12 completed 4
E01 to E15 completed 5