Communication Engineering part time

Area of studies
Civil Engineering

Level of qualification
2. Cycle (Master)

Qualification awarded
DiplomingenieurIn (DI)

Mode of study

Duration of study
4 Semesters

ECTS-Credits awarded
120 ECTS


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Tuition fees
€ 363.36

ÖH contribution
€ 18,50


Details - Radio Frequency Communication

Course number: M-CE-1.03
Course: Radio Frequency Communication
Type: Integrierte Lehrveranstaltung (Integrated Course)
ECTS-Credits: 4
Instructor: Dr. Mugdim Bublin
Course ID: RFC
Semester: WS 2011
Semester of degree program 1
Number of groups 1
Language of instruction:
Curriculum version: 2011

learning outcomes of the course unit:
The students will

- understand modern RF communications theories, e.g., channel coding, modulation or MIMO to realize highly efficient spectral transmissions.

- be able to apply the theory in today's systems like GSM, UMTS, WIMAX, 802.11n or LTE.

- be able to simulate major problems and a complete radio link.

- be able to understand technical specifications.

- be able to read and understand all the knowledge we could not discuss because of limited time.

- be well prepared to work with future RF communication systems.

mode of delivery: Presencecourse

prerequisits and co-requisits: This lecture and ILV aim to continue the former lectures “Funknetzwerke” and “Mobilkommunikation”. Thus, the knowledge from these lectures or equivalent is required.

recommended optional programme components:

course contents:
Today's radio frequency communication systems are very complex. They deal with sophisticated technologies, like adaptive modulation and channel coding or smart antennas. Simulations and optimizations are an essential part of the development process. Often, a standard will be specified by standardisation bodies like ETSI, 3GPP or IEEE. t is crucial to have both knowledge of the theory of RF communications as well as hands-on experience in simulations. Within this lecture we will do both. On the one hand, we will learn about the modern RF communications theory, and we will see its application via today's RF communication systems, like GSM, UMTS, WIMAX or LTE. On the other hand, we will simulate major problems and typical radio links. Furthermore, we will read and apply standardised technical specifications.

recommended or required reading:
(1) J.W. Mark, W. Zhuang: Wireless Communications and Networking. Pearson.

(2) S. Haykin, M. Moher: Modern Wireless Communications. Pearson.

(3) J.G. Proakis, M. Salehi: Communication systems engineering. Pearson.

(4) B. Sklar: Digital communications. Prentice hall.

(5) J. Maucher, J. Furrer: WIMAX. Heise.

(6) A. F. Molisch: Wireless Communications, Wiley.

(7) J. Schiller: Mobile Communications. Addison-Wesley.

planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lecture and guided simulation of real radio systems.

assessment methods and criteria:

work placement(s):

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