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ELEC885 – Beyond 5G Mobile

2017 – S1 Day

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff Senior Lecturer
Robert Abbas
Contact via 1558
E6B , Room 126
Tuesdays & Thursdays 2-4 PM
Credit points Credit points
4
Prerequisites Prerequisites
Admission to MEng
Corequisites Corequisites
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Unit description Unit description
This unit explores The most advanced technologies in the field of all IP Mobile Communications Networks, LTE, LTE advanced and what lies ahead in mobile communications. LTE Networks fundamentals, LTE Network Architecture, LTE Design and Planning, Coverage, Capacity, LTE advanced (4.5G-5G) with all IP E2E Networks -Voice over LTE and Video over LTE , - 4.5G Carrier aggregation, 5G Networks Architecture, IoT, 5G network Performance Management , Cloud computing , network Virtualization for 5G Network, 6G & 7G networks.

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate ability to understand and describe the mobile communication network concept and architecture, RAN and Core Network.
  2. Demonstrate competence in the LTE networks fundamentals, User Plane and DataPlan
  3. Demonstrate competence in LTE Cell Planing Design, Planning, operation , optimisation and Managment
  4. Demonstrate ability to anlyse the LTE Advanced Features, and Migration to 5G concept
  5. Demonstrate competence to analyse and model 5G fundamentals, Cloud RAN, and 5G applications.

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Due
Class Test 45% Week 3,6,11
Presentation 10% W12
Research- Project 45% W13

Class Test

Due: Week 3,6,11
Weighting: 45%

Class test 


This Assessment Task relates to the following Learning Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate ability to understand and describe the mobile communication network concept and architecture, RAN and Core Network.
  • Demonstrate competence in the LTE networks fundamentals, User Plane and DataPlan
  • Demonstrate competence in LTE Cell Planing Design, Planning, operation , optimisation and Managment
  • Demonstrate ability to anlyse the LTE Advanced Features, and Migration to 5G concept
  • Demonstrate competence to analyse and model 5G fundamentals, Cloud RAN, and 5G applications.

Presentation

Due: W12
Weighting: 10%

 

Class Group Presentation 4G, 4,5 G,  5G fundamentals, architecture , cell planning design...


This Assessment Task relates to the following Learning Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate ability to understand and describe the mobile communication network concept and architecture, RAN and Core Network.
  • Demonstrate competence in the LTE networks fundamentals, User Plane and DataPlan
  • Demonstrate competence in LTE Cell Planing Design, Planning, operation , optimisation and Managment
  • Demonstrate ability to anlyse the LTE Advanced Features, and Migration to 5G concept
  • Demonstrate competence to analyse and model 5G fundamentals, Cloud RAN, and 5G applications.

Research- Project

Due: W13
Weighting: 45%

Research paper on an area of 5G mobile networks. The task is to read a set of selected papers, and provide a critical review of the research area covered by those papers, as well as integrating the relevant material from the lectures. The review must be written as a review article in the format that would be submitted for publication in an IEEE Journal publication, with abstract, introduction, conclusions and references, as well as the main body of the paper. 


This Assessment Task relates to the following Learning Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate ability to understand and describe the mobile communication network concept and architecture, RAN and Core Network.
  • Demonstrate competence in the LTE networks fundamentals, User Plane and DataPlan
  • Demonstrate competence in LTE Cell Planing Design, Planning, operation , optimisation and Managment
  • Demonstrate ability to anlyse the LTE Advanced Features, and Migration to 5G concept
  • Demonstrate competence to analyse and model 5G fundamentals, Cloud RAN, and 5G applications.

Delivery and Resources

 

The Unit delivery consists of interactive classes, Lectures, Research Project and research Presentation, quizzes class tests

There will be a sequence of lectures  each week. These lectures will include new material as well as problem solving practice. Lecture notes,.

Lectures will have practical approach to the 4G & 5G  implementation, operation , Optimisation and Performance Management.

Research paper on an area of 5G mobile networks. The task is to read a set of selected papers, and provide a critical review of the research area covered by those papers, as well as integrating the relevant material from the lectures. The review must be written as a review article in the format that would be submitted for publication in an IEEE Journal publication, with abstract, introduction, conclusions and references, as well as the main body of the paper. The report is due in week 12.

Reference material will be made available on closed reserve in the library.

References are:

Jonathan Rodriguez, Fundamentals of 5G Mobile Networks, 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

"Millimeter Wave Wireless Communications" by Theodore Rappaport, Robert Heath, Robert Daniels and James Murdock (Prentice Hall)

 

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Academic Honesty Policy http://mq.edu.au/policy/docs/academic_honesty/policy.html

Assessment Policy http://mq.edu.au/policy/docs/assessment/policy_2016.html

Grade Appeal Policy http://mq.edu.au/policy/docs/gradeappeal/policy.html

Complaint Management Procedure for Students and Members of the Public http://www.mq.edu.au/policy/docs/complaint_management/procedure.html​

Disruption to Studies Policy http://www.mq.edu.au/policy/docs/disruption_studies/policy.html The Disruption to Studies Policy is effective from March 3 2014 and replaces the Special Consideration Policy.

In addition, a number of other policies can be found in the Learning and Teaching Category of Policy Central.

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Graduate Capabilities

PG - Critical, Analytical and Integrative Thinking

Our postgraduates will be capable of utilising and reflecting on prior knowledge and experience, of applying higher level critical thinking skills, and of integrating and synthesising learning and knowledge from a range of sources and environments. A characteristic of this form of thinking is the generation of new, professionally oriented knowledge through personal or group-based critique of practice and theory.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate ability to understand and describe the mobile communication network concept and architecture, RAN and Core Network.
  • Demonstrate competence in the LTE networks fundamentals, User Plane and DataPlan
  • Demonstrate competence in LTE Cell Planing Design, Planning, operation , optimisation and Managment
  • Demonstrate ability to anlyse the LTE Advanced Features, and Migration to 5G concept
  • Demonstrate competence to analyse and model 5G fundamentals, Cloud RAN, and 5G applications.

Assessment tasks

  • Class Test
  • Presentation
  • Research- Project

PG - Effective Communication

Our postgraduates will be able to communicate effectively and convey their views to different social, cultural, and professional audiences. They will be able to use a variety of technologically supported media to communicate with empathy using a range of written, spoken or visual formats.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate ability to anlyse the LTE Advanced Features, and Migration to 5G concept
  • Demonstrate competence to analyse and model 5G fundamentals, Cloud RAN, and 5G applications.

Assessment tasks

  • Class Test
  • Presentation
  • Research- Project

PG - Discipline Knowledge and Skills

Our postgraduates will be able to demonstrate a significantly enhanced depth and breadth of knowledge, scholarly understanding, and specific subject content knowledge in their chosen fields.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate ability to understand and describe the mobile communication network concept and architecture, RAN and Core Network.
  • Demonstrate competence in the LTE networks fundamentals, User Plane and DataPlan
  • Demonstrate competence in LTE Cell Planing Design, Planning, operation , optimisation and Managment
  • Demonstrate competence to analyse and model 5G fundamentals, Cloud RAN, and 5G applications.

Assessment tasks

  • Class Test
  • Presentation
  • Research- Project

PG - Research and Problem Solving Capability

Our postgraduates will be capable of systematic enquiry; able to use research skills to create new knowledge that can be applied to real world issues, or contribute to a field of study or practice to enhance society. They will be capable of creative questioning, problem finding and problem solving.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate competence in LTE Cell Planing Design, Planning, operation , optimisation and Managment
  • Demonstrate ability to anlyse the LTE Advanced Features, and Migration to 5G concept
  • Demonstrate competence to analyse and model 5G fundamentals, Cloud RAN, and 5G applications.

Assessment tasks

  • Class Test
  • Research- Project

PG - Engaged and Responsible, Active and Ethical Citizens

Our postgraduates will be ethically aware and capable of confident transformative action in relation to their professional responsibilities and the wider community. They will have a sense of connectedness with others and country and have a sense of mutual obligation. They will be able to appreciate the impact of their professional roles for social justice and inclusion related to national and global issues

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate ability to anlyse the LTE Advanced Features, and Migration to 5G concept
  • Demonstrate competence to analyse and model 5G fundamentals, Cloud RAN, and 5G applications.

Assessment tasks

  • Class Test
  • Research- Project

PG - Capable of Professional and Personal Judgment and Initiative

Our postgraduates will demonstrate a high standard of discernment and common sense in their professional and personal judgment. They will have the ability to make informed choices and decisions that reflect both the nature of their professional work and their personal perspectives.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate competence in LTE Cell Planing Design, Planning, operation , optimisation and Managment
  • Demonstrate ability to anlyse the LTE Advanced Features, and Migration to 5G concept
  • Demonstrate competence to analyse and model 5G fundamentals, Cloud RAN, and 5G applications.

Assessment tasks

  • Class Test
  • Presentation
  • Research- Project

Changes since First Published

Date Description
23/02/2017 Change wording for assessment Items.