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Communication Network Planning ENG742


This unit builds on the concepts and techniques of signals and linear systems acquired in the 2nd year of the course and adds large scale network planning and design. Topics include communication network planning, cellular concepts, mobile radio propagation analysis techniques, and communication media. The unit includes a major project that will give students experience in planning a communication network focused on providing IoT services with consideration of regulatorily standards and requirements, various data volumes and types of traffic, and scalability. In addition students will gain experience in project management, communication and reporting.


Unit name Communication Network Planning
Unit code ENG742
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
Discipline Engineering
Coordinator Doctor Benjamin Millar
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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Learning Outcomes

  • Plan a communication network according to regulatorily standards and requirements
  • Design aspects of a communication network with consideration to environmental influences on signal propagation and data requirements.
  • Explain technical concepts to non-technical audiences including rationales for Industry 4.0 to guide decision making in professional and public domains.
  • Manage a communication network design project by applying both technical and project management knowledge
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ENG750 Signals and Linear Systems


AssessmentProject Proposal (10%)|Report (50%)|Presentation (20%)|Laboratory/practical (10%)|Laboratory/practical (10%)
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