Entry Requirements and Weighting

Prerequisites:MN601 Project Management, Five core units of the MEng(Tel)
Credit Points:20 credit points
Level:Year 2, Core
Workload:Timetabled hours/week: 4(Lecture + Lab = 4 hours)
Personal study hours per week: 8


Unit Coordinator/Lecturer:A/Prof Savitri Bevinakoppa
Unit Moderator:Ather Saeed

Brief Description

This is a third trimester core unit out of a total of 12 units in the Master of Engineering (Telecommunications) MEng(Tel). This unit addresses the MEng(Tel) course learning outcomes and complement other courses in a related field by developing students’ specialised knowledge in telecommunication networks and applying critical skills in project management and telecommunication equipments such as Emona ET101, TIMS modules, antenna lab and GSM trainer. For further course information refer to

This unit provides students with an in depth knowledge of the foundational concepts, methods and principles of core units of telecommunication engineering and provides students with a capstone final year project in telecommunication system specification, analysis, design, development, and testing.  Students apply skills of project management techniques in a real world and also apply skills they have learned throughout their course to an application for an actual client in a team environment.

Unit topics:

  • Review of project management, telecommunication engineering requirements. 
  • Interview skills.
  • Customer meeting, initial planning with project scope and deliverables.
  • System planning, preliminary design, scheduling and estimation.  
  • Work breakdown structure and milestones.
  • Detailed design, prototyping, prototype testing.  
  • Project documentation, client review.   Refinement of design.
  • Prototype demonstration and project documentation

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  • Research a real world industry problem and select appropriate solutions to the problems.
  • Demonstrate effective communication with client, project managers and other group members.
  • Exhibit an ethical and professional approach when working on real world tasks.
  • Develop appropriate project management skills in a simulated real world tasks.
  • Develop and apply skills in analysis, design, technical, managerial, and time management.
  • Work effectively and efficiently in a team environment.
  • Adapt, apply and analyse the results of, the knowledge and skills acquired in 5 core units of engineering.

Graduate Attributes

MIT is committed to ensure the course is current, practical and relevant so that graduates are “work ready” and equipped for life-long learning. In order to accomplish this, the MIT Graduate Attributes identify the required knowledge, skills and attributes that prepare students for the industry.

The level to which Graduate Attributes covered in this unit are as follows:

Ability to communicateIndependent and  Lifelong LearningEthicsAnalytical and Problem SolvingCultural and Global AwarenessTeamworkKnowledge of Field


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Extent covered

                               The standard  is covered by theory and practice, and addressed by assessed activities in which the students always play an active role, e.g. workshops, lab submissions, assignments, demonstrations, tests, examinations
 The standard is covered by theory or practice, and addressed by assessed activities in which the students mostly play an active role, e.g. discussions, reading, intepreting documents, tests, examinations
 The standard is discussed in theory or practice; it is addressed by assessed activities in which the students may play an active role, e.g. lectures and discussions, reading, interpretation, workshops, presentations
 The standard is presented as a side issue in theory or practice; it is not specifically assessed, but it is addressed by  activities such as lectures or tutorials
 The standard  is not considered, there is no theory or practice or activities associated with this standard