School Of Computing, Engineering And Mathematics

Wireless NetworkingWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 300389.2


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Students should be familiar with the fundamentals of computer networking and data communications. In particular, they should have a good understanding of the OSI model, the Internet protocol suite and current internet and networking technologies equivalent to satisfactory completion of an introductory networking unit at the undergraduate level such as 300086 offered at Western Sydney University or one year professional experience in networking. The unit is at an advanced level and students would not be able to complete the unit successfully unless they have a good understanding of fundamental issues in computer networking, Internet protocol suite and Internet technologies.

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate or honours course offered by the School of Computing, Engineering & Mathematics.

About this Unit
Wireless technologies are amongst the most exciting and rapidly growing areas in computing and information technology. They implement applications that profoundly impact our personal way of communication, as well as how business in a variety of industries and organisations are conducted. This unit goes into details of such issues. It discusses wireless networking technologies and their related applications. The main features of wireless and mobile communication systems and the networked services that are based on these systems are also presented. The unit provides students with an in-depth understanding of relevant protocols, the emerging standards and standard organisations. The students are also introduced to some of the relevant current key research issues of the field.

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