Telecommunication Networks

University of Newcastle

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Telecommunication Networks

  • Host University

    University of Newcastle

  • Location

    Newcastle, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Electrical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites


  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This course provides an introduction to the networking principles & techniques of design, implementation, and analysis of telecommunications networks which are instrumental technologies underlying many modern systems. Topics include: basis of voice, video and data communication, SONET/SDH, network topologies, architecture, switching techniques, network design, basic queuing analysis, protocols, Local Area Network (LAN), Wide Area Network (WAN), Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), Internet Protocol (IP), Routing Techniques, Network Security, Performance Analysis and Network Simulation.
    1. Understand basic and some advanced concepts and techniques of telecommunications networks.
    2. Develop problem solving approaches as applied in telecommunications networking areas.
    3. Able to analyse performance of basic communication networks using both analytical and simulation techniques.
    4. Understand telecommunication network design techniques and practical implementation issues.
    5. Understand the basic properties of internet and telecommunications traffic properties.
    OSI model and its applications in telecommunication networks.
    Basic digital communication techniques and transmission mediums.
    Circuit and packet switching techniques.
    Queuing and Teletraffic theories.
    Multiplexing techniques.
    Network topologies, multiple access protocols, TCP/IP.
    Routing and flow control techniques.
    Packet Switched Network Architecture.
    Optical Networks.
    Network Security

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.