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ENEE20003 Advanced Communication Systems
Advanced Communication Systems
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General Information

Overview

In this unit, you will expand your understanding of communications systems encompassing both optical and wireless technologies. You will gain advanced knowledge into the operation of communication devices and systems and the ability to analyse various parameters such as loss, bandwidth, and signal quality. You will verify the developed theories using advanced simulation tools or practical demonstrations. Upon completion of the unit, you will gain advanced knowledge in communications systems and technologies. The prior knowledge of basic electrical circuit analysis, signals and systems and fundamental electromagnetic theory is assumed.

Details

Career Level: Postgraduate
Unit Level: Level 9
Credit Points: 12
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.25

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

There are no requisites for this unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 2 - 2022

Melbourne
Mixed Mode
Perth
Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Residential Schools

This unit has a Compulsory Residential School for distance mode students and the details are:
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Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 12-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Unit Coordinator's observation

Feedback

Hand-on experiences with the application of the theory learned in this unit will significantly enhance student learning and satisfaction with the unit.

Recommendation

Create hand-on simulations or practical exercises to illustrate the learning concepts.

Feedback from Unit Coordinator's observation

Feedback

Guidance and providing specific explanations of the assessment tasks will improve student performance.

Recommendation

Provide customised workshops to assist students with the assessments to improve their understanding of the assessment expectations.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Analyse communications systems
  2. Calculate power, bandwidth and signal quality of communications systems
  3. Characterise common communications components and systems through simulations or measurements
  4. Design sophisticated communications systems and predict their performance
  5. Communicate professional engineering information including computer-based simulations and drawings using appropriate electrical engineering standards, terminology, and symbols
  6. Scope, plan, manage, and successfully complete engineering projects autonomously and in teams with a responsible, ethical, and professional attitude regarding the role of engineers.

The Learning Outcomes for this unit are linked with the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standards for Professional Engineers in the areas of 1. Knowledge and Skill Base, 2. Engineering Application Ability and 3. Professional and Personal Attributes at the following levels:
Introductory
3.1 Ethical conduct and professional accountability. (LO: 5N 6N )
3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains. (LO: 5N 6N )
3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct. (LO: 5N 6N )
3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership. (LO: 3N 4N 5N 6N )
Intermediate
1.2 Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline. (LO: 1I 2I 3I 4I )
1.4 Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline. (LO: 1I 2I 3I 4I )
2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving. (LO: 1I 2I 3I 4I )
2.3 Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes. (LO: 4I )
2.4 Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects. (LO: 2I 3I 4I 6I )
3.4 Professional use and management of information. (LO: 1I 2I 3I 4I )
Advanced
1.1 Comprehensive, theory-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline. (LO: 1I 2I 3I 4A )
1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline. (LO: 1I 2A 3I 4A )
2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources. (LO: 1I 2I 3I 4A 5I 6I )

Note: LO refers to the Learning Outcome number(s) which link to the competency and the levels: N – Introductory, I – Intermediate and A - Advanced.
Refer to the Engineering Postgraduate Units Moodle site for further information on the Engineers Australia's Stage 1 Competency Standard for Professional Engineers and course level mapping information

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment - 20%
2 - Project (applied) - 30%
3 - Online Quiz(zes) - 10%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
8 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Optical Fiber Communications: Principles And Practice

Edition: 3rd (2008)
Authors: John Senior
Pearson
Harlow Harlow , Essex , England
ISBN: 978-0-130-32681-2
Binding: Paperback
Prescribed

Wireless Communication Networks and Systems

Global Edition, 1st edition (2016)
Authors: Cory Beard, and William Stallings
Pearson
ISBN: 9781292108711
Binding: Paperback

Additional Textbook Information

Optical Fiber Communications: Principles And Practice by Senior is Out of Print, but can be accessed online at the CQUni Library website. Search on the ISBN 9781292108711.

Wireless Communication Networks and Systems by Beard and Stallings can be purchased in print or an eBook at the CQUni Bookshop here: http://bookshop.cqu.edu.au (search on the ISBN 9781292108711)

IT Resources

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