Course Title: Advanced Mobile and Wireless Systems Engineering

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Advanced Mobile and Wireless Systems Engineering

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities.

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


125H Electrical & Computer Engineering


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016


City Campus


172H School of Engineering


Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 1 2022

Course Coordinator: Professor Kandeepan Sithamparanathan

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2804

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 12-8-18

Course Coordinator Availability: Email for appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

- You should have passed EEET2115 Communication Engineering 2
- signals and systems description in time and frequency domains, random signals and noise, analog and digital modulation, noie and signal to noise ratio calculations.

Course Description

Mobile and Personal Communication enable people to communicate on the go, anywhere, anytime.

Fast developing technologies are delivering more and more essential and exciting new services.

In this course you will learn the fundamental techniques for the design and analysis of mobile and personal communication systems.

Topics include Principles of Cellular Communication, Signal Propagation, Signal Fading and Shadowing, Advanced Modulation and Coding, OFDM Systems used in 5G Technology, Teletraffic Calculations, Co-channel and Same-cell Interference, Wireless Link Design, Coverage Prediction, multiple antenna communication (MIMO) and error correction codes.

Please note that if you take this course for a bachelor honours program, your overall mark in this course will be one of the course marks that will be used to calculate the weighted average mark (WAM) that will determine your award level. (This applies to students who commence enrolment in a bachelor honours program from 1 January 2016 onwards. See the WAM information web page for more information.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes:

1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.

2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.

2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

1. Discuss the principles and operation of cellular communication systems

2. Describe the concept of wireless communications, signal propagation, and wireless channels

3. Perform teletraffic and interference calculations

4. Analyse and design cellular wireless links

5. Perform cellular coverage area calculations 

Overview of Learning Activities

The main learning activities include pre-recorded lectures, Tutorials, and Lab Exercises

Overview of Learning Resources

The main learning resources include Lecture Notes, Reference Books and Library Resources.

Overview of Assessment

This course has no hurdle requirements.

The fundamentals, concepts and technical problem solving with any numerical calculation skills will be assessed. All assessment tasks will also assess your ability to critically analyse results and provide arguments to support design decisions. Written feedback will be provided on all assessment tasks except for the Final Assessment.

Assessment tasks

Assessment Task 1: Mid-semester assessment
Weighting 15%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1 & 2

Assessment Task 2: Final assessment
Weighting 50%
This assessment task supports
CLOs 1, 2, 3 & 6

Assessment Task 3: Lab-1 assessment
Weighting 15%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 4 & 6

Assessment 4: Lab-2 assessment
Weighting 20%
This assessment supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 5 & 6