BIT308 Wireless Networking     

Unit outline

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Enrolment modes: Year 3, Semester 1
Credit point(s): 12.5
EFTSL value: 0.125
Prerequisite: BIT102 Networking, BIT202 Cyber Security.
Typical study commitment: Students will on average spend 12 hours per week over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
Scheduled learning activities: 4 timetabled hours per week, 8 personal study hours per week
Other resource requirements: 

Students will need access to lab computers or will need their own laptops in order to carry out lab exercises and assignments. Wireless USB adaptors will be required.

Unit description 

This unit provides students with basics concepts and an in-depth awareness of the fundamentals of Wireless LAN and an overview of the current technologies. Students as well will learn wireless technical background in terms of transmission fundamentals, communication networks and protocols. Students will learn personal area networks (PAN) technologies. To reflect the wireless security concepts into learning technical hands-on skills, student will learn and practice during labs how to hack and penetrate a wireless WIFI using vary penetration tools.

Unit Outline Outcomes (ULO)

  On the successful completion of this units student will be able to:  
ULO1 Explain wireless communication protocols.  
ULO2 Demonstrate an understanding of WLAN fundamentals.  
ULO3 Utilize standards-based technologies used in various networks  
ULO4 Test and compare various wireless networks performance.  
ULO5 Design and implement secure enterprise wireless networks.  
ULO6 Apply wireless network security techniques

Topics to be included  

1. Introduction and transmission fundamentals
2. Communication networks
3. Protocols and networks models
4. Wireless Communication Technology
5. Antennas, propagation noise
6. Signal encoding
7. Wireless LAN Wi-Fi
8. Wi-Fi architecture – Bluetooth and IEEE 802.15
9. Cellular wireless networks
10. Fourth generation systems and LTE
11. Mobile Applications and Mobile IP
12. Long range communications & Revision


Assessment Description Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week 
Assessment 1: Mid-Semester Exam 10% Mid-semester week
Assessment 2: Assignment 1 15% 8
Assessment 3: Assignment 2 20% 12
Assessment 4: Laboratory 10% Weekly
Assessment 5: Final Exam 45% Final exam week

The assessment due weeks provided may change. Your lecturer will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.