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Wireless Networks PG (10100.2)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Technology


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Wireless networks have become one of key technologies of the 21st century. This unit will introduce basic concepts in wireless networks, such as satellite system, ad hoc networks formed by mobile users, RFID, etc. This unit focus on qualitative descriptions and realistic explanations of relationships between wireless networks and performance parameters.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Identify fundamental concepts of wireless networks;

2. Analyse traffic theories, mobile radio propagation, channel coding, and cellular concepts;

3. Compare and contrast multiple division techniques, mobile communication systems, and existing wireless networks;

4. Classify network protocols, ad hoc and sensor networks, wireless MANs, LANs and PANs; and

5. Apply wireless ID technologies, in particular RFID work.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

2 hour lecture, 1 hour laboratory and 1 hour tutorial per week.


Introduction to Network Engineering G, 10088.



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