ITC254 Wireless Networks (8)


This subject provides an understanding of the fundamentals of wireless communications including communication protocols, radio frequencies, transmission methods, and different contemporary wireless networking standards. It also provides students with experience in current and emerging wireless communication technologies.

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Session 2
InternalCSU Study Centre Melbourne
InternalCSU Study Centre Sydney
InternalWagga Wagga Campus
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Computing and Mathematics

Assumed Knowledge

Background knowledge similar to ITC212 or ITC242

Enrolment restrictions

Not available to students who have completed  ITC253 LAN & Wireless Networks, ITC417 Wireless Networks, or ITC513 Wireless Networking Concepts.
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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to describe wireless networking concepts and their application to real life situations;
  • be able to illustrate wireless signalling techniques and describe radio frequency communications;
  • be able to investigate and evaluate various wireless networking techniques, protocols and standards;
  • be able to compare and contrast different wireless networks in terms of size, speed, limitations and applications;
  • be able to investigate and evaluate emerging wireless networking technologies;
  • be able to investigate theoretical and practical issues relating to wireless technology and communicate the results to specialist and non-specialist audiences;
  • be able to explain the challenges and security issues posed by wireless networks.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Wireless signals and spectrum.
  • Radio systems and standards.
  • Antennas and propagation.
  • Wireless personal area networks.
  • Wireless local area networks.
  • Wireless metropolitan area networks.
  • Wireless wide area networks.
  • Wireless network security.
  • Wireless communications in business.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.