ITC513 Wireless Communications (8)

This subject provides students with an in-depth knowledge of wireless communication systems. It starts with the discussion of wireless signals, their propagation mechanisms and the capacity of wireless systems for practical wireless communication scenarios. The subject then explores the working principles of wireless systems such as Wi-Fi and Wireless Local Area Networks. It further discusses emerging wireless communication systems and the challenging wireless security aspects for these systems.


Session 1 (30)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
CSU Study Centre Sydney
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



One session


School of Computing and Mathematics

Enrolment Restrictions

Only available to postgraduate students.

Assumed Knowledge

A basic understanding of real life communication technologies.

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; and
  • be able to identify the challenges and security issues posed by wireless networks.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Wireless signals and frequency spectrum
  • Wireless systems and standards
  • Wireless communication channels
  • Antennas and wireless propagation
  • Practical wireless networks
  • Wireless communication security
  • Emerging wireless communication technologies

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ITC513 in Session 2 2020. 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
Value %
Practical tasks and online quiz
Tasks and design project
Task and research project
Final exam

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.