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ENEE20003 Advanced Communication Systems
Advanced Communication Systems
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General Information


In this unit, you will expand your understanding of communications systems encompassing wireless and optical technologies. You will gain advanced knowledge 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 and gain knowledge of state-of-the-art communication systems. This unit will also provide you with opportunities to further develop your communication skills through collaborative teamwork and participation in class discussions. Furthermore, the unit also provides some awareness of the UN Sustainable Development Goal 9 in the context of engineering practice which is to build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation, and foster innovation by developing advanced communications systems.


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 - 2024

Mixed Mode

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

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Class and Assessment Overview

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This information will be available on Monday 13 May 2024
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 Survey's feedback


The assessments were challenging and perhaps more difficult than what they should be.


Revise the assessment tasks to ensure they align well with the scaffolded learning activities. In addition, design and provide learning activities to help students develop knowledge and skills to solve more challenging problems.

Feedback from Unit Survey's feedback


Students are not familiar with the industry software used for the design assessment. Although, the software has been taught in the intensive learning workshop, it is helpful to have more practices of the software during the term.


Incorporate software-based problems in the weekly tutorial exercises to allow early and more frequent practices of using the software and therefore enhance competency in using the software.

Feedback from Unit Coordinator's reflection


The range of topics covered in the unit are perhaps excessive for one term.


Revise the unit learning contents to streamline the materials and improve the content flow.

Feedback from Unit Survey's feedback


It is helpful to provide guidance and specific explanations of the assessment tasks to help students perform well in the assessments.


Provide dedicated workshops to assist students with the assessments to improve their understanding of the assessment expectations and provide suggestive strategies to tackle the assessment problems.

Unit Learning Outcomes

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This information will be available on Monday 13 May 2024
Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes

Information for Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes has not been released yet.

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Textbooks and Resources

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This information will be available on Monday 17 June 2024
Academic Integrity Statement

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