ECE4024 - Wireless communications - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering


Professor Jean Armstrong (Clayton)

Dr M H Jaward (Malaysia)

Not offered in 2017


This unit is a study of the fundamentals of radio transmitters and receivers, the wireless radio channel and radio/wireless networks. An investigation into the configuration of wireless units to create communications systems and networks leads on to an appreciation of the diversity of wireless applications for personal and public use.


  1. To understand the basics of radio transmission and reception in different frequency bands and different physical environments
  2. To understand the limitations on radio communications imposed by the radio channel
  3. To learn the wide range of applications of radio/wireless technology
  4. To understand mobile radio communications and its networking capabilities.


Continuous assessment: 30% + Examination: (3 hours): 70%.

Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component (assignments, tests, mid-semester exams, laboratory reports) and at least 45% in the final examination component and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.

Workload requirements

3 hours lectures, 3 hours laboratory and practice classes and 6 hours of private study per week

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