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Networking and Antennas ENG434


This unit discuss communication among multiple users. ISO seven layer model is introduced as a generic reference layered network model for the discussion of fundamental technologies and concepts. Based on that, TCP/IP protocol suite, IEEE802 reference network model are discussed with wireless networks as typical examples in real world. Technical details of bottom three layers of OSI models are carefully discussed with emphasis on transmission line theory and antennas. 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 understand and explain major communication networks and technology.


Unit name Networking and Antennas
Unit code ENG434
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
Discipline Engineering

Danchi Jiang

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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Learning Outcomes

1. Evaluate basic principles of computer and data networks, including layered structure, protocol and its functionalities, administration and control.

2. Design and apply typical wired or wireless data networks by identifying major technical features, technologies and functionalities for a particular application.

3. Simulate a computer and data networks using state of art computing tools for analysis of network performances.

4. Analyse wave propagation characteristics on distributed media to solve typical problems Involving transmission lines in both the time and frequency domains.



Band Field of Education
2 031307

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Teaching Pattern



Four major assessments:  network simulation lab (10%), mid-semester assignment (20%), transmission line lab (20%) and project (50%)

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