Credit points: 30

Subject outline

Students learn the key principles and technologies for mobile wireless standards. The economic aspects of telecommunication systems will also be covered. Students learn the process of planning and design of cellular mobile radio base station networks. Students gain in-depth knowledge and practical approach in dimensioning base station cell sites, including antenna selection, radio coverage, and interference analysis. Upon successful completion of this subject, students will be able to use a cellular planning software tool for planning, design and operation of cellular mobile radio base station networks.

SchoolEngineering and Mathematical Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorDennis Deng

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites ELE5TEL or equivalent


Incompatible subjectsELE5TSD

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 knowledge on key principles and technologies of modern wireless standards.
02. Analyse and design the technical parameters of cellular base station
03. Simulate RF coverage characteristics of base stations
04. Apply the cell planning process to design a network of base stations.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDennis Deng

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 32 - 43
One 4.00 h laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Supervisor ConsultationWeek: 0 - 0
One 1.00 h supervisor consultation every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 0 to week 0 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 5000-word project report and demonstration of workDemonstration of the project in the presence of lecturer and tutors is one part of the assessment. The other part consist of a formal report describing the final design and discussion of the solution.


3 class tests (equivalent to 4000 words total)The solution to the test questions will be discussed during lecture class after the test has been completed.


Laboratory reports (equivalent to 1000 words total)