ELEC ENG 3108 - Telecommunications Principles

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2018

This course provides an introduction to telecommunications technologies in common use. Topics include: 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).

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ELEC ENG 3108
    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
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange
    Incompatible ELEC ENG 3034
    Assumed Knowledge ELEC ENG 2101
    Course Description This course provides an introduction to telecommunications technologies in common use. Topics include: 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 Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Matthew Sorell

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

     
    1 Demonstrate a broad understanding of Fixed line telephony systems, including access, multiplexing and signalling;
    2 Demonstrate a broad understanding of Mobile telephony systems, including mobility management and network dimensioning;
    3 Demonstrate a broad understanding of Wide area packet data networks, including Internet Protocol and ATM;
    4 Demonstrate a broad understanding of Satellite voice communications.

     
    The above course learning outcomes are aligned with the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standard for the Professional Engineer.
    The course is designed to develop the following Elements of Competency: 1.1   1.2   1.3   1.4  1.5  2.1   2.2  2.3  2.4  3.1  3.2  3.3  3.4  3.5  3.6  

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  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

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    Workload

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    Learning Activities Summary

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  • Assessment

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    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Weighting (%) Individual/ Group Formative/ Summative
    Due (week)*
    Hurdle criteria Learning outcomes
    Assignment 1 10 Individual Formative Week 4 1. 2.
    Assignment 2 10 Individual Formative Week 8  2. 3.
    Assignment 3 10 Individual Formative Week 12  3. 4.
    Exam 70 Individual Summative Exam Period Min 40% 1. 2. 3. 4.
    Total 100
    * The specific due date for each assessment task will be available on MyUni.
     
    This assessment breakdown is registered as an exemption to the University's Assessment for Coursework Programs Policy. The exemption is related to the Procedures clause(s): 1. b. 3.   
     
    This course has a hurdle requirement. Meeting the specified hurdle criteria is a requirement for passing the course.
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    Submission

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    Course Grading

    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.

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    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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