KF6047 - Principles of Wireless Mobile Networks

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What will I learn on this module?

This module is designed to be suitable for a variety of networking professional roles including those wishing to gain a deeper understanding of 802.11 protocols, security and enterprise deployment. Additionally, it is suitable for wireless network administrators and support or design staff requiring a greater understanding of the new technologies and applications of modern converged networks and delegates seeking Certified Wireless Network Associate (or similar) certification. You will study the following areas: Enterprise wireless deployment elements and methodologies. Antenna charactersitics Mobile wireless protocols including 802.11 protocol operation Technologies underpinning wireless communication including those fronm the 802.11, 802.15 and 802.16 families Wireless security issues

How will I learn on this module?

The module will be delivered using lectures, laboratories and a supported research assignment. It will be assessed via an examination and a research paper. The examination will focus on material from the lecture series and the research paper will be used to assess the research assignment.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

Staff will deliver both lectures and laboratory sessions and support you during your extended assignment. The module is supported by discussion forums that can be used to explore issues outside of classroom time.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
1. Be able to describe, explain critcally analyse mobile wireless data communication technology.

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
2. Perform a pre-deployment critical site survey.
3. Analyse 802.11 protocol information
4. Make decisions about

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA)
5. Understand the global nature of WLAN standards and design.

How will I be assessed?

It will be assessed via an examination and a research paper. The examination will focus on material from the lecture series and the research paper will be used to assess the research assignment.

Pre-requisite(s)

N/A

Co-requisite(s)

N/A

Module abstract

TBC

What will I learn on this module?

This module is designed to be suitable for a variety of networking professional roles including those wishing to gain a deeper understanding of 802.11 protocols, security and enterprise deployment. Additionally, it is suitable for wireless network administrators and support or design staff requiring a greater understanding of the new technologies and applications of modern converged networks and delegates seeking Certified Wireless Network Associate (or similar) certification. You will study the following areas: Enterprise wireless deployment elements and methodologies. Antenna charactersitics Mobile wireless protocols including 802.11 protocol operation Technologies underpinning wireless communication including those fronm the 802.11, 802.15 and 802.16 families Wireless security issues

Course info

UCAS Code H610

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 1 year full-time

Department Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2019 or September 2020

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