Telecommunications Networks

Course code ELEC3500Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Provides an introduction to the network principle techniques of designing, implementing, and analysing telecommunications networks which are instrumental technologies underlying many modern systems. Topics include: basic of voice, video and data communication, SONET/SDH, network topologies, architectures, switching techniques, network design, basic queuing analysis, protocols, Local Area Network (LAN), Wide Area Network (WAN), Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), Internet Protocol (IP), Routing Techniques, Network Security, Performance Analysis and Network Simulation.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
Objectives1. The provision of an understanding of an overarching frameworks for telecommunications network designs and operations.
2. The development of an appreciation of this framework by focussing on specific example implementations.
3. The understanding of various multi-service network topologies and how specific industrial network implementations fit within the broad topologies.
4. The provision of detailed understanding of how packet switched networks are designed and implemented in order to provide internet services.
Content1. OSI model and its applications in telecommunication networks.
2. Basic digital communication techniques and transmission mediums.
3. Circuit and packet switching techniques.
4. Queuing and Teletraffic theories.
5. Multiplexing techniques.
6. Network topologies, multiple access protocols, TCP/IP.
7. Routing and flow control techniques.
8. Packet Switched Network Architecture.
9. Optical Networks.
10. Network Security
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeELEC2400
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignmentsas per course outline.
Examination: Formalas per the University's exam timetable
Quiz - ClassQuizzes as per course outline
ReportsLaboratory reports - as per course outline.
Contact HoursLecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Laboratory: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 5 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for ELEC3500