Module Catalogues

Radio Communication Protocols

Module Title Radio Communication Protocols
Module Level Level 2
Module Credits 2.50
Academic Year 2021/22
Semester SEM2

Aims and Fit of Module

The module aims to provide a comprehensive coverage of the underlying theory, design techniques and analytical tools of wireless communication systems and equip students with basic skills required to work on the future Internet of Things systems. In that this is an optional module, to well utilise the university resource, the module delivery is subject to meeting a minimum number of students (10).

Learning outcomes

A. Demonstrate understanding of the fundamental operating principles of wireless communication, and the services available from different radio systems.
B. Demonstrate understanding of the networking architectures and protocols applied in different radio systems.
C. Demonstrate understanding of the design and deployment issues of radio communication systems.
D. Deploy and optimize an existing system for real life applications.
E. Apply the international standardizations that are often driven by the Intellectual Property Right (IPR) strategies of global giants.

Method of teaching and learning

The teaching philosophy of the module follows very much the philosophy of Syntegrative Education. This has meant that the teaching delivery pattern, which follows more intensive block teaching, allows more meaningful contribution from industry partners. This philosophy is carried through also in terms of assessment, with reduction on the use of exams and increase in coursework, especially problem-based assessments that are project focused. The delivery pattern provides space in the semester for students to concentrate on completing the assessments. This module will be delivered by a combination of formal lectures, seminars and supervise lab practicals. Lectures will introduce students to the theoretical contents and design techniques in radio communications, while computer practicals will allow students to practice their skills required in the module. In that this is an optional module, to well utilise the university resource, the module delivery is subject to meeting a minimum number of students (10).