GD040 - Graduate Diploma in Telecommunication and Network Engineering
Plan: GD040 - Graduate Diploma in Telecommunication Engineering
Campus: City Campus
Program delivery and structureApproach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program transition plan
Approach to learning and assessment
The following teaching and learning approaches form the basis of your learning experiences:
- You will be offered a learner-centred curriculum that encourages more learner engagement and participation than traditional lecture style delivery thereby providing you with opportunities to communicate in a variety of modes.
- You will engage in projects that require you to report results qualitatively, quantitatively, graphically, electronically and textually.
- Assessment in all courses will emphasise a range of written and oral skills.
- You will undertake learning activities and projects that require you to work in multi-disciplinary teams and critically engage with aspects of team development and conflict resolution.
- You will engage in learning activities and projects that require you to conceptualise, plan, design, construct and manage solutions to engineering problems.
- Learning activities will focus on practical application of technical skills and you will be assessed on technical competence both in practice and theory.
- You will undertake projects that require you to access a wide variety of knowledge repositories including professional journals, discussion lists and online sources of material.
- You will be required to solve complex, interconnected problems.
- You will be engaged in projects and authentic tasks that require you to work in multidisciplinary teams on multidisciplinary problems.
- You will be given problems that require you to consider the business context and commercial positioning of designed devices or systems.
To ensure that you have achieved the required learning outcomes and developed critical capabilities you must be assessed. Assessment is designed to give you opportunities to demonstrate your capabilities. You will find that the forms of assessment used may be different for each course, as the assessment you receive must be appropriate to the objectives of each course.
The assessment you receive is critical to the success of your degree program, and to your future success in the workplace. The Graduate Capabilities designed into your program (a pre-requisite for your success) are satisfied only if the Learning Outcomes specified for each course are known to have been satisfied. Assessment does this, and because of the different types of courses, assessment may be expected to take different forms, such as:
- Examinations: an individual form of assessment where you have the opportunity to demonstrate your ability to explain fundamental principles and solve problems;
- Assignment and projects: which may be done individually or in groups. This method may also enable you to demonstrate your ability to work alone or as a member of a team;
- Reflective journals: where you pause to consider what you have learnt, along with the easy and hard issues associated with that learning;
- Assessed tutorials: a form of in-class test, which may be done individually or as a team;
- Laboratory reports: which provide an exercise in experimentation, report writing and critical analysis of data;
- Self-assessment and peer-assessment: for assessment activities such as seminars you will assess yourself or your own group; or assess the work of other groups. This is part of equipping you to become more independent in your own learning and assessing your own and others’ performance.
Most of the assessment you receive (the exception is exams) will enable your lecturer to provide you with feedback on your strong and weak points. This will enable you to improve your performance in the future.
RMIT University has an assessment policy: see http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=det2rlnje0ay
Work integrated learning
RMIT is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with workplace experience. As a student enrolled in this RMIT program you will:
- undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate your professional or vocational practice;
- interact with industry and community when undertaking these activities; and
- complete these activities in real or simulated work contexts or situations.
Most of the core courses in this program include significant Work Integrated Learning components:
- In Digital Signal Processing, a large number of practical examples are examined in lectures, tutorials and laboratory classes.
- In Optical Fibre Technology, you will survey current literature to gain knowledge of the state of the art in this rapidly changing field.
- In Satellite Communication Systems Engineering, you will carry out group projects to gain awareness of current technologies, and to practice teamwork, leadership and communication skills. Invited industry speakers will provide you with up to date knowledge of current developments in the satellite indudtry.
- Similar WIL components also exist in Mobile and Personal Communication Systems Engineering.
- The laboratory program in Microwave Circuits provides you the opportunity to utilise modern CAD tools and the latest test equipments to characterise your circuit designs.
- Radar Systems focuses on radars currently in service in applications ranging from long-range surveillance to environmental monitoring. The laboratory program will provide you with the opportunity to utilise modern CAD tools and the latest in microwave test equipments.
- Network Engineering focuses on TCP/IP and the Internet including IPv6. Project work in this course includes using networking commands from operating systems, setting up an IPv6 network, and setting up high end routers and firewalls.
- Laboratory sessions in Network Infrastructure involve learning towards the CCNA / CCNP and extensive configuration and interaction with customer premises equipment which is part of the network infrastructure.
In Network Management and Security you will learn the systematic design approach to formulate and implement software solutions using industry design techniques.
- In the Traffic Theory Challenge of Network Design and Performance, you will be acting as a junior engineer in a three way conversation with a senior traffic engineer and a client. You will need to take clear meeting minutes and perform calculations as required. This will test your written and oral communications skills as well as your knowledge of traffic theory.
Program transition plan
All credit points successfully completed in a prior version of this program will count towards completion of this program.Top of page
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