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This is an archived syllabus from 2013-2014

COMP61242 Mobile Comminucations syllabus 2013-2014

COMP61242 Mobile Comminucations

Level 6
Credits: 15
Enrolled students: 14

Course leader: Nick Filer

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Assessment methods

  • 50% Written exam
  • 50% Coursework
Sem 2 P4 Lecture 2.15 Wed 09:00 - 09:00 -
Themes to which this unit belongs
  • Mobile Computing
  • Computer Science units for ACSwITM students (semester 2)


Understanding of concepts underlying current developments in mobile communications and wireless computer networks.


  • Introduction to wireless networking & mobile communications.
  • Protocols supporting mobility.
  • Application layer issues: multimedia, VoIP & VoWLAN.
  • Network & transport layer issues: Mobile-IP & Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP). Mobile-TCP, indirect-TCP & Wireless Application Protocol (WAP).
  • Security in mobile computing.
  • Medium Access Control (MAC) issues: MAC protocols for digital cellular systems such as GSM & wireless LANs. Near-far effect. Hidden and exposed terminals. Collision avoidance (RTS-CTS) protocols.
  • Error control in data-link layer.
  • Digital modulation & transmission
  • Radio propagation & antennae

Teaching methods


1 day per week (5 weeks)

Study hours

  • Lectures (35 hours)

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, a student will be able to:

Learning outcomes are detailed on the COMP61242 course unit syllabus page on the School of Computer Science's website for current students.

Reading list

No reading list found for COMP61242.

Additional notes

Course unit materials

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