Telecommunications Software Applications (Full Year)

National University of Ireland, Galway

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Telecommunications Software Applications (Full Year)

  • Host University

    National University of Ireland, Galway

  • Location

    Galway, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Electrical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Admission to this course is subject to the agreement of the Head of the Discipline offering the course and will depend on the applicant's academic background in the relevant subject area.

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    5
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3
  • Overview

    Module Overview: This module is designed to provide students with a detailed knowledge of the application of advanced software both within telecommunication networks and on user devices. Topics which will be examined include structure and operation of PSTN, intelligent network services, design and dimensioning of telephony networks, cellular network technologies, structure of cellular network, operations and services within cellular networks, Android app development, mobile phone based sensing, Quality of Service (Qos) and other advanced IP networking topics, Voice and Multimedia over packet.

    Learning Outcomes
    Advise on the opreation, design and dimensioning of PSTN elements
    Appraise the needs of proposed telephony networks and advanced services and specify suitable solutions.
    Understand the operation of cellular networks and services therein across multiple different cellular technologies (3G or 4G)
    Advise on adoption\enhancement of services and network architectures in both fixed and cellular networks
    Ability to develop basic applications for Android based user devices in wireless networks and to apply them to mobile sensing applications
    Outline the need for the QoS paradigm in modern data networks, compare/contrast the Intserv/Diffserv approach and assess the need for QoS for particular applications.
    Characterise the structure and operation of VoIP networks compared to traditional circuit switched telephony networks.
    Implement and assess packet loss concealment and inter/intra- talkspurt delay adaptation algorithms for use in VoIP networks.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.