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.

Subject Outlines
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Session 2 (60)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
CSU Study Centre Sydney
Wagga Wagga Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ITC254. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Computing and Mathematics

Enrolment Restrictions

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

Assumed Knowledge

Background knowledge similar to ITC212 or ITC242

Subject Relationships

ITC513 Similar content
ITC417 Similar content
ITC253 Similar content

Incompatible Subjects

ITC253, ITC417, ITC513

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.


This 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.


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.