Courses & Units

Networking and Antennas ENG316


This unit studies and explores communication technology among multiple users. The layered network model will be discussed with emphasis on those widely applied such as wired and wireless networks in the real world. Both technical aspects of communication networks such as radio propagation and transmission line theory for antenna design, as well as significant applications around Internet of Things will be explored. Students will be exposed to networking technologies and hands-on experience on some critical hardware and system design aspects. This unit will enable students to be familiar with, explore, and appreciate modern communication networks and technology.


Unit name Networking and Antennas
Unit code ENG316
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
Discipline Engineering
Coordinator Doctor Haihan Sun
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Apply principles of computer and data networks, including layered structure, protocol and its functionalities, administration and control.
  • Design and apply typical wired or wireless data networks by identifying major technical features, technologies and functionalities for a particular application.
  • Evaluate computer and data networks performance by experiments or simulation.
  • Analyse wave propagation characteristics on distributed media to solve typical problems involving transmission lines in both the time and frequency domains.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
031307 $1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,938.00

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KMA252 and ENG233


Teaching Pattern

Lectures: 3x 1-hour sessions per week

Tutorials: 1x 2-hour session per week

Laboratory: 2x 3-hour sessions

AssessmentAssessed tutorial (10%)|Antenna - Semester test 1 (15%)|Antenna - Semester test 2 (20%)|Networking - Semester test (20%)|Design report (15%)|Laboratory (10%)|Simulation laboratory (10%)
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