COMP 3025 Wireless and Mobile Networks

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 300952

Coordinator Nabil Giweli Opens in new window

Description This unit helps the students gain in depth knowledge in the core concepts and principles in the areas of wireless and cellular networks. It provides them with the technical skills needed to do requirement analysis and evaluate a range of wireless networked systems to plan their institution or expansion. The unit covers the communication characteristics and architecture of wireless systems along with various types of wireless networks, including wireless LANs, personal area networks, sensor networks, mesh networks, and broadband wireless networks. Given the widespread use of mobile phones and devices, a substantial part of the unit is devoted to the study of cellular networks. The unit also covers mobility management and wireless security issues and solutions. Upon completion of this unit, the students will have the capabilities needed for long term and independent learning in the rapidly evolving area of wireless and mobile networking.

School Computer, Data & Math Sciences

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Pre-requisite(s) COMP 2004 OR
COMP 2005

Equivalent Subjects LGYA 5741 - Broadband Networking

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of characteristics and architecture of wireless and mobile networks
  2. Describe, analyse, and manage the principle applications of wireless and mobile networks
  3. Demonstrate a broad understanding of concepts and technologies relevant to wireless and mobile networks
  4. Explain relevant industry standards
  5. Demonstrate technical skills needed for managing mobility
  6. Demonstrate creative skills to plan institution or expansion of wireless and mobile networks
  7. Describe security issues in wireless and mobile networks and identify their remedies
  8. Demonstrate capabilities for independent learning of evolving concepts in wireless and mobile networking and for communicating those concepts clearly

Subject Content

Overview of Enabling Technologies
Wireless and Mobile Communications and Networking Characteristics and Architecture
IEEE 802.11: Wireless LANs
Cellular Networks and Their Evolutions
IEEE 802.16: Wireless Broadband Access (WiMAX)
Mobility Management
Wireless Mesh Networks
Personal Area Networks
Wireless Sensor Networks
Security of Wireless and Mobile Networks

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Tutorial and Lab Exercises 8 short quizzes (less than 10 minutes each) or practical exercises during the lab sessions 25 N Individual
Mid-session test 30 minutes 25 N Individual
Online Exam One hour 50 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2021-2022 Summer

Parramatta - Victoria Rd (Summer B)

Day

Subject Contact Rodrigo Neves Calheiros Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Semester 1

Penrith (Kingswood)

Day

Subject Contact Rodrigo Neves Calheiros Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Parramatta - Victoria Rd

Day

Subject Contact Rodrigo Neves Calheiros Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Trimester 1

Sydney City

Day

Subject Contact Antoinette Cevenini Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Trimester 2

Sydney City

Day

Subject Contact Antoinette Cevenini Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Trimester 3

Sydney City

Day

Subject Contact Antoinette Cevenini Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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