Communication and Media Technologies

2018/2019

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The objective of this course is to give the students an understanding of the communication networks, technologies, architecture, topologies and standards, including the major technological components used in the communication networks. The aim is to have an understanding of the major parameters, which are decisive when constructing network infrastructures.

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Must have knowledge about the structure of a communication network, including the specific characteristics of communicative versus distributive networks
  • Must have knowledge about different network topologies and architectures and their advantages and disadvantages in relation to specific applications
  • Must have knowledge about the reference models used in communication networks, including the OSI and TCP/IP reference models
  • Must have knowledge about different transmission media technologies
  • Must have knowledge about different modulation technologies
  • Must have knowledge about different multiplexing technologies
  • Must have knowledge about radio propagation
  • Must have knowledge about QoS parameters and services classes
  • Must have knowledge about mobility issues in communication networks
  • Must have knowledge about the main mobile and wireless communication standards
  • Must have knowledge about the major media infrastructure technologies, including digital TV and radio

Skills

  • Must be able to specify the parameters influencing the coverage, capacity and QoS in communication networks
  • Must be able to discuss mobility management within one network and between different networks
  • Must be able to discuss the parameters affecting the development of mobile and wireless communication networks

Competences

  • Must have competencies to combine the acquired knowledge and skills to develop a technical analysis related to a specific problem in communication networks

Type of instruction

Refer to the overview of instruction types listed in the start of chapter 3. The types of instruction for this course are decided according to the current Joint Programme Regulations and directions are decided and given by The Study Board of Electronics and IT.

Exam

Exams

Name of examCommunication and Media Technologies
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
ECTS5
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Programmes Regulations
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Facts about the module

Danish titleKommunikations- og medieteknologier
Module codeESNITCOB4K1
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS5
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Electronics and IT
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design