ELEC ENG 3034 - Telecommunications Principles
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2014
General Course Information
Course Code ELEC ENG 3034 Course Telecommunications Principles Coordinating Unit School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 4 hours per week Incompatible ELEC ENG 4046, ELEC ENG 4033 Assumed Knowledge ELEC ENG 2007 Course Description Plain old telephone system; Cellular systems including GSM and IS-95 CDMA; Principles of IP - datagram networks and routing; Principles of ATM; QoS on IP; Audio and voice coding; Voice over IP; GPRS and ADSL - hybrid voice/data network principles; Satellite applications: voice telephony and navigation (GPS).
Course Coordinator: Dr Matthew Sorell
Office: Ingkarni Wardli 3.37
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesAfter completion of this course, students will have a broad understanding of
1. Fixed line telephony systems, including access, multiplexing and signalling
2. Mobile telephony systems, including mobility management and network dimensioning
3. Wide area packet data networks, including Internet Protocol and ATM
4. Satellite voice communications
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1 - 4 The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 1 - 4 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 1 - 4 Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 1 - 4 A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 1 - 4 A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 1 - 4 An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 1 - 4
Required ResourcesA set of course notes, practice problems and other supporting materials will also be available
for downloading from the course web site.
Recommended ResourcesExtensive course notes are available on MyUni or through EEESAU.
There are no required textbooks, but the following references may be useful:
Dimitri Bertsekas and Robert Gallager: Data Networks, 2Ed, 1992, Prentice Hall. ISBN 0-13-200916-1
Fred Halsall, Data Communications, Computer Networks and Open Systems, 4ed, 1996. Addison-Wesley. ISBN 0-201-42293-X
Tektronix, Inc, SDH Telecommunications Standard Primer, 2001. At
Theodore Rappaport, Wireless Communications - Principles and Practice, 2Ed, 2002, Prentice-Hall. ISBN 0-13-099572-X.
M Mouly and M-B Pautet, The GSM System for Mobile Communications, 1992, ISBN 2-9507190-0-7
IEEE, IEEE 802 standards. Available for download at http://standards.ieee.org/getieee802/portfolio.html
Tanenbaum, Andrew S, “Computer Networks”, Fourth Ed. Pearson Education, ISBN
Jochen Schiller, “Mobile Communications”, 2ed, 2003. Pearson Education Ltd. ISBN 0-321-12381-6
Extensive use will be made of the MyUni web site for this course,
https://myuni.adelaide.edu.au/webapps/login. Course notes, tutorial problems and solutions, laboratory exercises and practice problems will all be available for downloading from the web site. Audio recordings and records of notes will be available. Online discussion boards are a key interactive tool in this course.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis course is taught in the form of lectures which are backed up by interactive group tutorials in a collaborative learning environment. The emphasis is on a practical understanding not only of how telecommunications systems work, but more importantly how legacy technologies drive why contemporary standards through backward compatibility and commercial reality.
Students are encouraged to participate through face to face and online forums. Fortnightly homeworks synthesise concepts and help generate deeper understanding.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging
appropriately with the course requirements.
Activity Contact hours Workload hours Lecture 12 double lectures 24 48 Tutorials 6 double tutorials 12 24 Homeworks 3 24 TOTALS 36 96
Learning Activities Summary
Week Lecture (Principles) Tutorial 1 POTS and SS7 Erlang B and routing 2 GSM NW, mobility and call routing 3 Radio Interface and propagation Planning concepts and dimensioning 4 Spread spectrum and CDMA 5 CDMA Capacity and IS-95 PN sequences and planning 6 PDH and SDH 7 ATM and routing PDH, SDH and ATM topologies 8 MP3 and voice coding 9 IP Addressing and Routing Quality of Service and Scheduling 10 Satellite principles; Globalstar 11 Geolocation and GPS Satellite capacity and coverage 12 Security Concepts
Specific Course RequirementsNot applicable
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment activity Type Weighting Due date Learning objective addressed Homeworks Formative 30% (10% each) Weeks 4, 8, 12 All Exam Summative 70% End of semester All
Assessment DetailDetails of individual assessment tasks will be provided during the semester
SubmissionAll written submissions to formative assessment activities are to be submitted to designated boxes within the School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering by 3:00pm on the specified dated.
No late submissions will be accepted . All formative assessments will have a one week turn-around time for provision of feedback to students.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.
Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.
Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.
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The University places a high priority on
approaches to learning and teaching that enhance the student experience.
Feedback is sought from students in a variety of ways including on-going
engagement with staff, the use of online discussion boards and the use of
Student Experience of Learning and Teaching (SELT) surveys as well as CEQ
surveys and Program reviews.
SELTs are an important source of
information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching
duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to
assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices
facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT
Policy (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/101/) course SELTs are mandated and
must be conducted at least once every 2 years. Feedback on issues raised
through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through
various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated
course SELT data is available.
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