Course Title: Communication Network Planning and Performance PG

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Communication Network Planning and Performance PG

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


125H Electrical & Computer Engineering


Sem 1 2006

Course Coordinator: Mr Ian Palmer

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2936

Course Coordinator Email: ian.palmer

Course Coordinator Location: 12.08.16

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Students are expected to have knowledge of communication and network engineering principles, mathematics fundamentals and basic Internet protocols.

Course Description

The subject introduces the concepts of performance modelling and shows how to invert performance models to produce accurate planning models and techniques.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

On successful completion of this unit, you should:
1. Be able to represent the operation of a telecommunication system using standard state transition rate diagrams in both single and multi-dimensional form.
2. Be able to develop a performance model of a telecommunication system based on a description of its functionality and associated parameters.
3. Be able to interpret and present a network planning problem expressed in terms of a Mathematical Program.
4. Be able to determine a methodology for planning a telecommunication system to meet performance and reliability constraints and to apply standard solution techniques to obtain the desired capacity and routing.
5. Be able to determine the factors required to plan a mobile communication network when given the subscriber densities and performance objectives.

Overview of Learning Activities

Laboratory sessions will provide an insight into network planning and performance activities performed by network planners.

Overview of Learning Resources

Prescribed References: Nil

Recommended References:

Robertazzi, Network Planning

Overview of Assessment

Assignments, project and examination.