ITC513 Wireless Networking Concepts (8)


This subject provides a broad survey of wireless communications including in-depth coverage of protocols, transmission methods, and different contemporary wireless networking standards. It also provides students with experience in current and emerging wireless communication technologies.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
InternalCSU Study Centre Melbourne
InternalCSU Study Centre Sydney
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ITC513
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

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

Enrolment restrictions

Only available to students enrolled in: Graduate Certificate in Information Technology
Graduate Diploma in Information Technology
Master of Information Technology
Master of Networking and Systems Administration Not available to students who have completed ITC254 or ITC417.
Incompatible subject(s)Related subject(s)
ITC254 ITC417 ITC417 Substantially similar content
ITC254 Paired Subject

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to critically analyse wireless networking concepts and their applications in real life situations;
  • be able to analyse and describe wireless signalling techniques and radio frequency communications;
  • be able to investigate and evaluate various wireless networking 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 identify 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.