Entry Requirements and Weighting

Prerequisites:BE203 Telecommunication Systems
Credit Points:15 credit points
Level:Year 3, Core
Workload:Timetabled hours/week: 5(Lecture = 2 hours, Tute/Lab = 2 hours)
 Personal study hours per week: 5


Unit Coordinator/Lecturer:Dr. Tony de Souza-Daw
Unit Moderator:Prof Savitri Bevinakoppa,
Co-Lecturer :N/A
Tutor/s:Dr. Tony de Souza-Daw

Brief Description

This is a fifth trimester core unit out of a total of 24 units in the Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Telecommunications) BEngTech(Tel). This unit addresses the BEngTech(Tel) course learning outcomes and complement other courses in a related field by developing students’ specialised knowledge in applied cellular telecommunication and applying critical skills in telecommunication equipment such as antennas, microwaves, GPS and spectrum analyser. For further course information refer to:.

This unit covers aspects of mobile radio propagation environment and path loss models, cellular concepts, planning, optimizing and management of cellular mobile radio communication network and the next generation. The laboratory sessions are based on the CelPlanner software.

Students undertake a comprehensive project in the planning and design of cellular mobile radio base station networks using a professional cellular planning software tool. Students gain in-depth knowledge and practical approach in dimensioning base station cell sites, including antenna selection, radio coverage, interference analysis, and teletraffic capacity planning.

This unit will cover the following areas:

  • Simulation and Modelling
  • Cellular Communication Systems
  • Traffic Handling Capacity
  • Radio Propagation Models and Prediction
  • Mobile Telecommunication Planning and Optimizing
  • Microcell and Temporary Cell Splitting
  • IMS and Convergence Management
  • Next Generation OSS Architecture
  • Emerging Technologies and Trends

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Critically review and analyse of wireless mobile communication systems.
  2. Explaining the underlying principles and concepts in mobile network design and network management.
  3. Describe and apply engineering techniques, tools and resources, exercising critical thinking and judgement to identify and solve problems on modelling cellular networks with CelPlanTM.
  4. Systematically design and implement cellular networks.
  5. Present clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas in cellular laboratory in oral and written communication

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  Life-long 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