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.

Availability

Session 2 (60)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
CSU Study Centre Sydney
Online
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

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

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.

Syllabus

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.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ITC254 in Session 2 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Title
Value %
1
Peerwise
10
2
Assignment 1
15
3
Assignment 2
15
4
Online quiz
10
5
Final examination
50

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: July 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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