Masters of Telecommunication and Wireless Tech.

Overview

The Higher degrees in telecommunications and wireless tech will appeal to graduates with primary degrees in electronics or computing who wish to focus or enhance their career in telecommunications. The graduate programs are also recommended to those with other science or engineering backgrounds, who wish to work in the telecommunications industry. The course is offered as a part-time degree program. This opportunity will facilitate students currently in employment as well as those that are progressing straight after their primary degree program from AUN, and other accredited Universities. It is a block-release in-class course over two summer terms, spanning 18 – 36 months.

Course Structure

The Masters of Telecommunication and Wireless Tech programme requires a minimum of 36 credit hours made up as follows:

10 core courses (3 credits each)  - 30 credit hours

Thesis  (done over two semesters) - 6 credit hours

Total: 36 credit hours


Duration: Minimum of 36 Months Maximum of 48 Months

Course Descriptions

ICT 517 Advanced Programming in C++ and Python etc.

Basic objects and classes, function and operator overloading, inheritance and polymorphism, input and output, Memory Management, Templates, Exception handling. The standard API & library. The ANSI/ISO standard. Development Environments: Debuggers, Profilers, Browsers, Object Oriented Methodologies (one in detail e.g. OMT/UML). reverse engineering, Case Study and Project in the area of Software Design for Advanced Communication Systems, Software Reuse.

 

TEL 501 Telecommunications System Foundations; - Principles of data communications, Signaling, Transmission and Switching

The course provides a broad technical overview of telecommunication fundamentals, focusing on the principles of Data Communications, Signaling, Transmission and Switching. This course would allow participants to understand wired and wireless communications principles and standards. This is the fundamentals of Telecommunications systems which is necessary for understanding data communications, transmission and access systems.

 

TEL 503 Broadband and Access Technology

The evolution of broadband and access technologies require that managers and other staff members to be sufficiently aware of some of the pressing technical and business issues to be resolved. Understanding of fundamental technological developments, regulatory framework and commercial requirements are essential for the deployment of a successful broadband access strategy. The course will cover wide range of technological choices to provide comprehensive understanding of the key issues in broadband and access technologies.

 

TEL 505 Voice Over IP and MPLS 

The objective of this course is to provide delegates with a technical and practical overview of Voice over IP (VoIP) and MPLS. The course will introduce VOIP which lays the foundation for gaining skills and significant understanding of packet telephony by presenting the technologies that are common for both Enterprise and Service Provider delegates. The course will also provide an overview of basic MPLS, the component of an MPLS network and the Architecture.

 

TEL 507 Telecommunications Policy, Licensing, Price Regulation and Regulatory Economics

On-going advances in telecommunications engineered by the convergence of traditional telecommunications systems, broadcasting, computing and networking and the emergence of smart-working have been imposing severe strains on many regulatory institutions, testing their core and delivery capabilities to the limit. The regulatory role is becoming increasingly challenging due to its unique and central position in the two sided-market surrounded by a complex mix of high-interest stakeholders all demanding higher and satisfying quality of service.

This course introduces the key principles and debates and also provides in-dept understanding of key interconnection and regulatory issues. The course is design around a blended learning approach involving lecturers, case studies and hands on application of key concepts to enhance the learning experience of delegates.

 

TEL 602 Broadcast Networks

In 2006 countries in ITU region 1 committed to a transition to digital television by the year 2015. After this year, digital TV broadcasters have no obligation to protect continuing analogue broadcasts from interference. This course first explains the fundamentals of television broadcast systems and then explores the advantages of digital TV both for production and transmission. A substantial part of the course then explores in detail the four main digital TV standards highlighting in each case the technological and economic advantages. The course highlights the value of a national digital plan that has to involve all stakes holder in any successful transition from analogue to digital TV before going on to illustrate analogue to digital switch over with a couple of specific case studies. The course concludes with a review of second generation digital TV standards exploring their advantages over the older first generation standards.

 

TEL 604 Real Time DSP for Wireless communications

This module provides the students with the confidence and capability to successfully map DSP algorithms used in wireless communication systems to an advanced DSP system. Students will first learn the principle of real-time DSP especially the issues related to analogue signal sampling, digital representation, digitization effects on analogue signals and real-time processing constraints. Subsequently, students will learn the latest and advanced Texas Instrument (TI) TMS320C6000 DSP family, in particular, TMS320C6416T. Issues related to the processor architecture, its peripherals and operation, software development tools and real-time DSP programming will be covered. Students will be able to design real time embedded systems for wireless communications using different design methodologies and advanced arithmetic techniques suitable for DSP implementation. A range of DSP algorithms for wireless communication applications will be studied and analyzed for example, digital filter (FIR), adaptive filter, modulation techniques (PAM, PSK, QAM), phase-lock loop (costas-loop), FFT, CDMA, spectrum analysis etc.

 

TEL 608 Advanced Mobile systems and Wireless

This module covers the fundamental principles of mobile communication systems and provides the knowledge and a practical understanding of the evolution and up-to-date technologies in mobile systems. It includes GSM/GPRS/UMTS/4G, multiple access technologies, cellular systems, multipath fading, QoS management and control, radio resource management and mobility and security management. Topics also includes Wireless access technologies, wireless LAN, mobile IP mobile transport layer and wireless multimedia applications

 

Tel 610 Telecommunications Markets, Business Cases, Strategy, Product, Marketing and Pricing

The emergence of increasingly complex and intelligent next generation telecommunication networks (NGN) driven by customers’ desire for ubiquitous and real time access to multi-media information has come with uphill challenges to regulators and other policy-makers within the context of managing regulatory expectations in general, and, marketing in particular. It is therefore crucial that key players within the  regulatory environment understand the shifting marketing dynamics within the industry whereby regulators are not only  increasingly adopting entrepreneurial approaches to regulation but also have the responsibility of understanding how NGN technologies can be marketed to meet the expectations of increasingly fragmented consumers. This course would allow participants to understand both traditional and emerging marketing concepts/frameworks applied to NGNs within the regulatory space.

 

TEL 690 Thesis

This is a supervised component of the master program. The thesis is a stimulating and challenging part of the master program. It provides the opportunity to apply the knowledge acquired in the taught component of the course and also to specialize in one aspect, developing the students’ deep understanding and expertise in his/her preferred area of concentration. Students may carry out their project wholly within the University, but industrial based projects are also encouraged. For company-sponsored students, projects should be related to the company’s present and strategic goals. Industrial projects often lead to recruitment of the student by the collaborating company. At the end of this, student would be able to conduct research, which can stimulate their interest to further studies. This is normally done over two semesters.

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