Course Title: Mobile and Personal Commun Systems Engineering PG

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Mobile and Personal Commun Systems Engineering PG

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

EEET1141

City Campus

Postgraduate

125H Electrical & Computer Engineering

Face-to-Face

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

EEET1141

City Campus

Postgraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr. Kandeepan Sithamparanathan

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2804

Course Coordinator Email: kandeepan@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 12.08.18

Course Coordinator Availability: Email for appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You are expected to have sound knowledge of the following topics: signal description in time and frequency domains, random signals and noise, analog and digital modulation, noise 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 wireless communication in general and cellular mobile communication in particular.

The topics covered in this course include principles of wireless and cellular communication, signal propagation, signal fading and shadowing, advanced modulation and coding, OFDM Systems used in 4G technology, cell designs and traffic calculations, co-channel interference, wireless link design, channel assignment, handoff, coverage prediction, multiple antenna communication and error correction codes.    


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course develops the following Program Learning Outcomes:

1. High levels of technical competence in the field
2. Be able to apply problem solving approaches to work challenges and make decisions using sound engineering methodologies
3. Be able to apply a systematic design approach to engineering projects and have strong research and design skills


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

1. Explain the principles, concepts and operation of wireless and cellular communication systems

2. Describe the concepts of signal propagation models and wireless channels, perform interference calculations, analyse and design cellular wireless links, and coverage analysis

3. Describe  advanced modulation techniques and error correction codes for wireless communication

4. Experimentally analyse wireless channels

5. Use software tools to simulate and analyse the performance of wireless communication systems

6. Critically analyse the design requirements and the performance of wireless communication systems


Overview of Learning Activities

Key concepts, theories and their applications will be explained in lectures, with design examples and case studies used to demonstrate current industry practice.

The laboratory exercises will explain how to conduct propagation experimentation to analyse the wireless channel, and also simulate wireless communication systems.    


Overview of Learning Resources

You will be able to access course information and learning materials through RMIT University’s online systems.

Lists of relevant reference texts, resources in the library and freely accessible Internet sites will be provided.

You will also use state-of-the-art laboratory equipment and computer software within the School during project and assignment work.


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 exam.

Assessment tasks

Assessment Task 1: Mid-semester test

Weighting 15%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1 & 2

Assessment Task 2: Final exam

Weighting 50%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3 & 6

Assessment Task 3: Lab-1, Laboratory (Group) Report

Weighting 15%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 4 & 6

Assessment 4: Lab-2, Individual Lab Exam

Weighting 20% 

This assessment supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 5 & 6