Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject covers key applications and technological challenges in Mobile Ad Hoc and Wireless Sensor Networks: Routing Protocol Design and Security. Here students learn the design and security aspects of proactive and reactive routing protocols, such as DSDV, AODV, OLSR, DSR, SPIN, LEACH, TEEN and Directed Diffusion. Students will also learn how to use OPNET to evaluate the performance of AODV, OLSR and DSR.

SchoolEngineering and Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBen Soh

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have passed CSE5NEF OR admission in SMICT, SMCSC or SMTNE


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate the usefulness of ad hoc networking and various issues with respect to ad hoc networking.
02. Compare and contrast infrastructure based networking versus ad hoc networking.
03. Analyse various routing strategies for ad hoc networks, focusing on power optimization.
04. Identify the importance of preserving privacy and trust in ad hoc and sensor networks.
05. Solve complex problems related to energy consumption and message complexity of various MANET routing protocols.
06. Use simple authentication and authorization to protect WSN and MANET.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBen Soh

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Two 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
3 hour end of semester written exam Hurdle requirement: To pass the subject, a pass in the examination is mandatory.N/AN/AN/AYes70 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
1.5 hour Mid-term Problem solving testN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3