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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.

Summary 2021

Unit name Networking and Antennas
Unit code ENG749
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
Discipline Engineering

Danchi Jiang

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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Learning Outcomes


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


Design complex wired or wireless data networks for an application with a diverse range of requirements and equipment in line with modern technologies.


Evaluate computer and data networks performance by analysis and experiments or simulation.


Analyse wave propagation characteristics on distributed media to solve typical problems involving transmission lines.




KME271 Engineering Mathematics

KMA154 Mathematics 1B


Teaching Pattern

3 x 60 minute lectures weekly, 1 x 120 minute tutorial weekly, 5 x 120 minute practicals


AT1 - Assignment 1 (15%)

AT2 - Report (50%)

AT3 - Network configuration and simulation labs (20%)

AT4 - measurement of antenna characteristics labs (15%)

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