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This unit builds on the concepts and techniques of feedback control as well as data network control and management acquired in the 2nd year of the course. Topics include stability analysis through root locus, data network design, management and control, and analysis of data network availability, faults and performance. Various wireless technologies will be discussed and used including standards such as 4G, Zigbee, licensed/unlicensed, LoRa networking protocols with a focus on their application to IoT. Various data network systems will be discussed and used including fibre, ethernet, servers, routers and switches.

Summary 2021

Unit name Data Networks and Control
Unit code ENG745
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
Discipline Engineering

Benjamin Millar

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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Learning Outcomes


Design control systems to support communications and electronics systems


Write scripts for communication network control


Manage communication equipment in modern communication networks


Resolve communications systems faults through network analysis


Resolve software and scripts defects through system testing and debugging




ENG749 Networking and Antennas


Teaching Pattern

3 x 60 minute lectures weekly, 1 x 60 minute tutorial weekly, 2 x 180 minute practical


AT1 - Network analysis and modification – simulation or in lab (10%)

AT2 - Control system design (15%)

AT3 - Design a data network for IoT (15%)

AT4 - Network performance (10%)

AT5 - Exam (50%)

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