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Data Networks and Control ENG745


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.


Unit name Data Networks and Control
Unit code ENG745
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
Discipline Engineering
Coordinator Doctor Benjamin Millar
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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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

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