FIT3167 - Mobile communications 2 - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

Faculty

Information Technology

Unit guides

Offered

South Africa

  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)

Prerequisites

FIT1044, FIT2089, FIT2081, FIT3160

Synopsis

This unit consolidates concepts of the field and covers topics in more depth. The unit's main focus is on the latest developments of pervasive and ubiquitous computing that make possible the Internet of Things, and how humans interface with this new world. The challenges of wireless communications, such as mobility, security, quality of service, resource allocation, interference, inter-operability, spectrum management will be covered. The following themes will be addressed: application architectures, user applications, enterprise integration, markup languages. More advanced mobile database concepts and advanced network concepts will be covered. The changing landscape of input and output devices and techniques (such as gestures and projected screens) will also be covered.

Outcomes

At the completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Explain and apply advanced concepts related to mobile data, content storage, management, networking and interfaces to mobile systems
  2. Integrate knowledge and skills related to mobile standards, networks, data management, and pervasive and ubiquitous computing in designing mobile system solutions
  3. Demonstrate solutions and selection of appropriate tools to solve various challenges of wireless communications, such as mobility, security, quality of service, resource allocation, interference, inter-operability, spectrum management
  4. Explain advanced concepts of the Internet of Things
  5. Propose applications and design mobile systems that implement concepts of the Internet of Things

Assessment

NOTE: From 1 July 2019, the duration of all exams is changing to combine reading and writing time. The new exam duration for this unit is 2 hours and 10 minutes.

Examination (2 hours): 50%, In-semester assessment: 50%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

  1. Contact hours:
    • Two hours lectures
    • Two hours laboratories
  2. Additional requirements: A minimum of 8 hours of independent study per week for completing lab/tutorial activities, assignments, private study and revision.

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This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Mobile systems