Mobile and Personal Networking

TNE80005 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 48 hours face to face + blended

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23

Aims and objectives


This unit of study aims to enable you to appreciate the key ideas, design principles and models used in modern mobile telecommunication systems and wireless networks.
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Appreciate and use common mobile and personal communications terminology and IEEE standards. (K3, K6)
2. Predict the performance of wireless links under varying conditions, by selecting and applying suitable channel models. (K1, K3, S1, S2)
3. Design cellular mobile telecommunication systems to specified parameters, using analytical and empirical rules. (K3, S1, S2, S3)
4. Appreciate the design principles behind modern mobile computing/wireless systems and networks. (K3, K4, S1)
5. Predict the performance of wireless modulation and multiple-access techniques by performing the appropriate calculations. (K2, S1, S2)
6. Assess the behaviour of protocols (IEEE standards) and architectures and used in current wireless networks. (K3, K4, K6, S1)
7. Conduct experiments using simulation tools to analyse the performance of wireless communication systems and sub-systems and interpret results and formulate conclusions (K2, K3, S1).
Swinburne Engineering Competencies (A1-7, K1-6, S1-4): find out more about Engineering Skills and Competencies including the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies.