Module Title:   Mobile and Wireless Communications Networks

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG4109M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 7

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Engineering

Principal Co-ordinator:   Prof RE Sheriff

Additional Tutor(s):   Ms FLC Ong

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To provide a detailed knowledge base for the networking functions and principles together with their associated protocol operations in mobile and wireless communications systems.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
This module will be delivered through a series of lectures supported by directed study and reinforced through tutorial exercises and seminars, whereby theoretical, critical analysis and design skills will be developed and be assessed by examination. Oral feedback is given during tutorial sessions.

Lectures:   18.00          Directed Study:   74.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   6.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   2.00          Total:   100.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

* master the evolution and latest developments in mobile and wireless communications systems (2G, 2.5G and 3G networks such as GPRS, UMTS, Wireless LAN, WPAN, WMAN), LTE.
* critically evaluate and review the underlying networking concepts behind existing and emerging mobile and wireless networks;

* describe the standardisation processes in relevant standardization bodies.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

demonstrate mastery of skills required to design, specify and evaluate the performance of networking functions and their associated algorithms and protocols for mobile and wireless communications networks.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

demonstrate the independent learning ability required for continuing professional development.

  Examination - closed book 2.00 100%
  Examination - Closed Book

Supplementary Assessment:
As Original

Outline Syllabus:
The module will be based around the following areas:

* Introduction to mobile and wireless systems: System aspects of current mobile and wireless Communications systems: 2G (GSM),2.5G (GPRS , EDGE) and 3G (UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA), GERAN and UTRAN, LTE, WLAN (802.11x), WPAN (Bluetooth), WMAN (WiMax);

* Regulatory and standardization bodies and processes.

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