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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Andrew Paplinski


This unit will cover wireless network technologies as well as fundamental data communication and network issues. Main topics will include: wireless communication technology, antenna and propagation for wireless systems, wireless networking, spread spectrum, cordless system, WiMax, Wi-Fi and IEEE 802.11 WLAN standards, wireless local area networks, wireless applications, mobile IP, WAP, Blue tooth and IEEE802.15. Unit will also cover advanced topics in wireless communications.


At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  • describe the basic characteristics of OSI model and digital mobile systems;
  • be able to understand architecture and signal characteristics of cellular communication systems;
  • be able to understand wireless technolgoies for signal encoding, spread spectrum and error control;
  • be able to understand architectures of cordless, wireless local loop and mobile IP systemsl
  • be able to apply wireless local area network and bluetooth standardsl
  • analyse advance topics in communications.


Examination (3 hours): 60%; In-semester assessment: 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Iqbal Gondal

Contact hours

2 hrs lectures/wk, 2 hrs laboratories/wk


CPE4002, CSE4881, CSE4882, GCO4824, CSE5807

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