The required total number of accumulated credits is 150, comprising 57 credits for general and foundational subjects, 60 credits for core subjects, and 33 credits for specialized electives, projects, internship and a thesis. Subject work load is measured by credits each of which corresponds to 1 lecture hour or 2 laboratory and tutorial hours per week.
ANTENNAS AND RADIOWAVE PROPAGATION
The course provides basic knowledge of analysis, design and measurement of a number of antennas widely used in telecommunications as well as knowledge of wireless radiowave propagation models and radiowave propagation in waveguides and optical fibers. This knowledge is necessary for analysis, design and running of transmission systems in telecommunications.
PRINCIPLES OF DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS
This course provides fundamental knowledge about a digital communication system for communication students, through four objectives. The first objective is to help student to interpret the analysis of random process and the characteristics of signal in a digital communication system. The second objective is to enable student to understand and analyze source coding algorithms and modulation/de-modulation methods. The third objective is to present students with the principles and characteristic of channel coding and data encryption techniques. Finally, the last objective is to provide student with knowledge on performance evaluation/analysis of essential elements in a digital communication systems are also discussed.
ADVANCED TOPICS IN SIGNAL PROCESSING
The course has three main objectives. The first objective is to provide student with fundamental knowledge and application of various filters in the linear optimum filtering method. The second objective is to enable student to interpret and apply several algorithms in prominent linear adaptive filtering. Finally, the last objective is to help student understand thoeries and appplications of spatial spectrum estimation methods in communication systems.
The course provides students not only basic knowledge on the signals and noise in communication systems, but also on the general signal processing techniques used in analog communications and basics of digital transmission. The solid background on communication systems will help students to be able to evaluate and implement the information transmission in electrical and electronic engineering applications and other relative majors.
The course provides students with the basic knowledge of microwave and millimeter-wave circuit analysis techniques based on the transmission line theory and wave matrices. This knowledge is necessary for analysis, design of microwave and millimeter-wave circuits in telecommunications systems and the prerequisite to learn the following course “Microwave Circuits”.
ADVANCED ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS
The course has three objectives. The first one is to enable students to analyze and design advanced electronic circuits such as feedback amplifier, power amplifier and tuned amplifier. The second main objective is to provide student with analysis and design approaches for active filter circuits. The last objective is to help student obtain analysis and design knowledge for low frequency oscillator circuits.
The course has two main objectives. The first objective is to provide fundamental knowledge on various communication systems, as well as the operation principles and characteristics of essential components in the systems. The second primary objective is to help student interpret the principles and designs fo linear and nonlinear electronic circuits for high frequency operation and theirs application in communications systems.
The course has three main objectives. The first objective is to provide students with principles and structures of basic electronic circuits and devices such as diode, BJT and FET, as well as methods to analyze and design low frequency circuit from these basic devices. The second objective is to enables students to analyze frequency response of amplifier electronic circuits using basic electronic devices with the aid of Bode diagram. The final objective is to help students understand feedback theories and feedback circuit principles, which enable them to implement and analyze basic operational amplifier circuits
The course uses the basic knowledge obtained in the previous course “Microwave Engineering”, aims to provide students with the basic and advanced knowledge of special microwave circuits such as microwave amplifiers, oscillators, microwave power combiners and dividers and microwave filters. This knowledge is necessary for analysis, design of microwave and millimeter-wave circuits available in telecommunications systems.
The course provides the knowledge in deep of the computer network from the transmission to the application layers. The course is not intended to include the physical layer. Concretely, the course provides knowledge of the data-link layer (Ethernet, frame relay), network layer (routing protocols, routing algorithms), transport layer (transport protocols, congestion control algorithms, flow control algorithms), and the application layer (DNS, web, FTP, email, monitoring)
• Provide the background of architectures and operations of modern telecommunication networks
• Study mathematic models to analyze several basic problems of teletraffic in telecommunication networks
• Mathematic models of wireless channels in wireless communications networks
• Switching engineering, transmission technologies and signalling protocols
GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
This course is intended for non-Electronics-Communications Engineering (ECE) students who need to understand modern electronics and communication. It provides a sufficiently deep understanding of modern electronics and communication for non-ECE students to interact intelligently with other engineers. The goal is not so much to teach design as to present basic material in sufficient depth so that students can appreciate and understand the application chapters on circuits, analog and digital electronics, and digital communication networks. For this course, only mathematic and physics courses are prerequisite.
• Provide basic background of mobile communications and cellular networks
• Knowledge of transmission and channel model in mobile communications
• Basic and advanced techniques in mobile communication (modulation/demodulation schemes, diveristy, MIMO, equalizers, multi-carrier modulation)
• Understanding architectures of real mobile communication systems: GSM, GPRS/EDGE and 3G (UMTS, IMS)
OPTICAL FIBER COMMUNICATIONS
The course has three main objectives. The first objective is to provide students with fundamental knowledge on principles and structures of the three most important elements in an optical link, namely the optical source, the optical fiber and the optical detector. The second objective is to help students analyze the performance and characteristics of an optical point-to-point link. Finally, the last objective is to enable student to correctly interpret the principles of SONET/SDH and WDM networks, as well as implement the knowledge into evaluation and design of such networks.
DATA COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING
• Introduction of data communication network, focusing on layers in OSI model
• Providing background of data communication methods.
• Data communication protocols in data-link layer
• Overview of PSTN, ISDN, LAN, WAN and protocols used in these networks for data communication.
IMAGE AND SPEECH PROCESSING
In brief, the course has two main objectives. The first objective is to provide students with fundamental knowledge on image processing techniques. The knowledge is utilized in several applications in communication, medical and automatic control. The second objective is to help student understand speech processing algorithms, which can be used in various speech processing and speech recognition applications in communication systems.
DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING
The course provides students not only basic knowledge on digital signal processing, but also on analysis and design of discrete-time linear time-invariant systems. The solid background on digital signal processing will help students to be able to implement the digital processing in electrical and electronic engineering applications and other relative majors.
DSP WITH FPGA
This course provides students knowledge on DSP algorithms, FPGA technology. Besides, the students are provided with knowledge on numerics, format, algorithms, the way to design FPGA, and synthesis. From these knowledge above, the course provides the students knowledge to design successfully a DSP system on FPGA.