Wireless Communications

TNE40003 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Sarawak


  • 1 Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 48 hours



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.
Learning Outcomes
After successfully completing this unit, you should be able to:
  • Appreciate and use common mobile and personal communications terminology and IEEE standards.
  • Assess the performance of wireless communication systems under various conditions and in the presence of noise by selecting and applying suitable channel models. 
  • Appraise the advantages, disadvantages and behaviour of different mobile communications systems and techniques.
  • Design cellular mobile telecommunication systems to specified parameters, using analytical and empirical rules. 
  • Analyse and critically appraise the performance of wireless communication systems by selecting and applying suitable channel models. 
  • Appreciate the design principles behind modern mobile computing/wireless systems and networks.
  • Predict the performance of wireless modulation and multiple-access techniques by performing the appropriate calculations.
  • Quantify and predict the interaction between the radio, signalling, traffic, and fixed network aspects of mobile computing/wireless networks.
  • Assess the behaviour of protocols (IEEE standards) and architectures and used in current wireless networks.
  • Conduct experiments using simulation tools to analyse the performance of wireless communication systems and interpret results and formulate conclusions and produce documentation.
Swinburne Engineering Competencies for this Unit of Study
This Unit of Study will contribute to you attaining the following Swinburne Engineering Competencies:
  • Basic Science: Proficiently applies concepts, theories and techniques of the relevant natural and physical sciences. 
  • Maths and IT as Tools: Proficiently uses relevant mathematics and computer and information science concepts as tools. 
  • Discipline Specific: Proficiently applies advanced technical knowledge of the specific discipline within that context. 
  • Emerging Disciplinary Trends: Interprets and applies current or emerging knowledge from inside and outside the specific discipline. 
  • Professional Practice: Appreciates the principles of professional engineering practice in a sustainable context. 
  • Engineering Methods: Applies engineering methods in practical applications. 
  • Problem Solving: Systematically uses engineering methods in solving complex problems. 
  • Design: Systematically uses engineering methods in design. 
  • Communication: Demonstrates effective communication to professional and wider audiences.

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