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.

Availability

Session 1 (30)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
CSU Study Centre Sydney
Port Macquarie Campus
Online
Wagga 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

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Computing and Mathematics

Enrolment Restrictions

Only available to postgraduate students.  Not available to students who have completed ITC254 or ITC417.

Subject Relationships

ITC254 Paired Subject
ITC417 Similar content

Incompatible Subjects

ITC254, ITC417

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.

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.

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

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