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FIT5083

Faculty of Information Technology

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2015 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2015 (Evening)
South Africa Second semester 2015 (Day)

Synopsis

Transmission media imposes various and often unique constraints on the design of networks and their achievable performance. This unit will cover key performance concepts in copper cables, optical fibre cabled and wireless transmission media. This includes atmospheric propagation impact on QoS, satellite and wireless systems, Wifi, WiMax network propagation issues and planning concepts, and satellite and terrestrial service planning concepts. The infrastructure requirements, reliability and maintainability of networks with specific transmission media will be covered, including the application of GIS in design and planning for terrestrial, mobile and cellular systems.

  • IEEE standards: 802.11, 802.16, 802.15
  • ITU-T LTE standards

Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  • describe basic communications and network infrastructures;
  • analyse and evaluate communications and network infrastructures for enterprises;
  • use latest wired and wireless network technologies in building network infrastructures.

Assessment

Examination (3 hours): 60%; In-semester assessment: 40%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • Two hours of lectures
  • One 2-hour laboratory

(b.) Additional requirements (all students):

  • A minimum of 8 hours independent study per week for completing lab and project work, private study and revision.

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Chief examiner(s)

Prerequisites

((FIT9131 or FIT5131 or FIT9017) and (FIT9134 or FIT5134 or FIT9018) and (FIT9132 or FIT5132 or FIT9003 or FIT9019) and (FIT9135 or FIT5135 or FIT9020) and (FIT5136 or FIT4037) and (FIT9130 or FIT5130 or FIT9030)) or equivalent

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