ele5pmc personal mobile comm.




Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this unit students will focus on advanced radio-based communication systems including the study of mobile radio communication systems, the evolution of mobile communications from 1G to 4G networks and radar system fundamentals. Students will learn important concepts in the design of radio networks including link budgets, propagation path losses, transmitter/receiver parameters, antenna theory and application. Concepts such as teletraffic, traffic distribution and management are also covered. The subject is heavily focused on practical communications engineering and includes a minor project which enables students to design, manufacture and test antenna systems. The unit also examines global challenges around frequency spectrum allocation and sustainable practice for communications systems.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJohn Devlin

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites ELE3CMN or ELE5FCM or Admission to LMEM or SMTNE or SMELE


Incompatible subjects ELE4ACS

Equivalent subjects None

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. TBE


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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJohn Devlin

Class requirements

Laboratory Class
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

TutorialWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
one 2-hour examinationHurdle50
Two major assignmentsHurdle requirements: In order to pass the subject students must obtain an overall pass grade, pass the examination and pass the practical work.10