|Semester 1, 2020 On-campus Toowoomba|
|Short Description:||Mobile Internet Technology|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Sciences|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|ASCED code :||029999 - Information Technology not els|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||30 May 2020|
Examiner: Ron Addie
Pre-requisite: CSC3407 or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GDTI or GCSC or GCEN or METC or MCOT or MCTE or MCOP or MPIT
Students who do not meet the pre-requisite requirements must obtain approval of the examiner and the program coordinator to be enrolled in this course.
Networks are of an increasing importance in commerce, education and culture and absorb an ever-increasing share of the national budget as there is an expectation that we will be able to connect to any online environment through a medium of our choice at any location. This course will provide students with the knowledge to model protocols and standards used in networks and wireless communication systems and how to ensure continuity of service. This course will equip students with the insight needed for a career in communications technology.
This course focuses on wireless communication technology as used in mobile phone networks, including 4G and 5G and the series of standards associated with wireless local area networks. Students will also investigate the quality of service in the Internet with a focus on the DiffServ standard and use a graphical interface to gain an understanding of these topics. The final topic covered is optical communications, looking at the capacity of optical fibres and associated switching technologies.
On successful completion of this course students should be:
- Calculate the capacity of wireless and optical systems according to the Shannon formula;
- Model distortion and noise in wireless communication systems and the methods used to overcome it;
- Model interference between co-located wireless communication systems and different methods used to overcome it;
- Simulate or model and analyse the throughput, performance, and fairness of wireless, optical and tcp/ip systems
- Make appropriate choices of configuration of wireless security;
- Model networks which carry multiple traffic types with different quality of service requirements and the methods used to cater for them;
- Model the use of wave-division multiplexing and switching in optical systems and how it can be used to deliver increasing demand for services in future.
|1.||Wireless Communication fundamentals||10.00|
|2.||Medium sharing and access control||10.00|
|3.||Multipath distortion and OFDM||10.00|
|4.||Security for wireless networking||10.00|
|5.||Internet quality of service||10.00|
|6.||Quality of service management||10.00|
|7.||Internet simulation Multipath interference and OFDM||10.00|
|8.||Optical network architecture||10.00|
|9.||Reliability of WDM Networks||10.00|
|10.||Layered network design||10.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2020&sem=01&subject1=CSC3420)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)
Student workload expectations
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Objectives Assessed||Notes|
|Estimation of channel capacity||100||10||05 Mar 2020||1|
|Overcoming wireless distortion||100||15||26 Mar 2020||2,3,4|
|Quality of service in Internet||100||15||23 Apr 2020||4,5,6|
|Optical communication||100||15||14 May 2020||4,7|
|Take Home Exam||100||45||End S1||1,2,3,4,5,6,7||(see note 1)|
- This will be an open examination. Students will be provided further instruction regarding the exam by their course examiner via StudyDesk. The examination date will be available via UConnect when the official examination timetable has been released.
Important assessment information
It is the students' responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical work) scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
Due to COVID-19 the requirements for S1 2020 are: To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks for that item.
Requirements after S1 2020:
To complete each of the assignments satisfactorily, students must obtain at least 50% of the marks available for that item. Satisfactory completion of the exam requires at least 40% of the available marks.
Penalties for late submission of required work:
Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
Due to COVID-19 the requirements for S1 2020 are: To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.
Requirements after S1 2020:
To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must obtain at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course (i.e. the Primary Hurdle), and have satisfied the Secondary Hurdle (Supervised), i.e. the end of semester examination by achieving at least 40% of the weighted marks available for that assessment item.
Supplementary assessment may be offered where a student has undertaken all of the required summative assessment items and has passed the Primary Hurdle but failed to satisfy the Secondary Hurdle (Supervised), or has satisfied the Secondary Hurdle (Supervised) but failed to achieve a passing Final Grade by 5% or less of the total weighted Marks.
To be awarded a passing grade for a supplementary assessment item (if applicable), a student must achieve at least 50% of the available marks for the supplementary assessment item as per the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents/14749PL (point 4.4.2).
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the weighted aggregate of the marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.
Due to COVID-19 the requirements for S1 2020 are: An Open Examination is one in which candidates may have access to any printed or written material and a calculator during the examination
Requirements after S1 2020:
In a Restricted Examination, candidates are allowed to bring only writing and drawing instruments as well as a non-programmable calculator into the examination.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
Due to COVID-19 the requirements for S1 2020 are: The details regarding deferred/supplementary examinations will be communicated at a later date
Requirements after S1 2020:
Any Deferred or Supplementary examinations for this course will be held during the next examination period.
University Student Policies:
Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.
The due date for an assignment is the date by which a student must despatch the assignment to the USQ. The onus is on the student to provide proof of the despatch date, if requested by the Examiner.
Students may be required to provide a copy of assignments submitted for assessment purposes. Such copies should be despatched to the USQ within 24 hours of receipt of a request to do so.
In accordance with University Policy, the Examiner of a course may grant an extension of the due date of an assignment in extenuating circumstances.
Students who have undertaken all of the required assessments in a course but who have failed to meet some of the specified objectives of a course within the normally prescribed time may be awarded the temporary grade: IM (Incomplete - Make up). An IM grade will only be awarded when, in the opinion of the examiner, a student will be able to achieve the remaining objectives of the course after a period of non directed personal study.
The referencing system to be used in this course is supported by the Department. Information on this referencing system and advice on how to use it can be found in the course materials.
Students will require access to an appropriate computer either via the student's own arrangements or a USQ study centre.
No further assignments will be accepted for assessment purposes after assignments or sample solutions have been released, except in extenuating circumstances.
Students will require email and internet access for this course.
Assignment specifications are available on the course website.