MIT611 Wireless Networking

Unit outline

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Enrolment modes: Year 2, Semester 2
Credit point(s): 12.5
EFTSL value: 0.125
Prerequisite: MIT504 Networking
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 

Students will gain an advanced level of knowledge of wireless network communication technologies and security concepts. Students as well will learn wireless technical background in terms of transmission fundamentals, communication networks and protocols. In addition to wireless communication technology, signal encoding, frequency division, coding, and error control. Moreover, students will learn an advanced level of wireless mobile networks and applications. Finally, they 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 learning outcomes (ULO)   

On the successful completion of this units student will be able to:
ULO1 Analyse and compare wireless communication protocols.
ULO2 Evaluate and test wireless communication technologies.
ULO3 Compare and demonstrate standards-based technologies used in various networks.
ULO4 Analyse traffic theories, radio propagation, channel coding and cellular concepts.
ULO5 Test and evaluate various wireless networks performance.
ULO6 Design and implement secure enterprise wireless networks.
ULO7 Apply hacking techniques to penetrate a wireless WIFI.

Topics to be included in the unit

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


Assessment Description Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week 
Assessment 1: Weekly Lab 10% Weekly
Assessment 2: Mid-Semester Exam 15% Mid-semester week
Assessment 3: Individual Report 10% 8
Assessment 4: Group Project 25% 12
Assessment 5: Final Exam 40% 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.