EEE8101 : Mobile and Cellular Communications (MEng)

Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


To advance the students' general knowledge of current data communication technology with emphasis on cellular systems and multiple access methods

Outline Of Syllabus

Elements of mobile and cellular communication networks, frequency reuse, network planning, cell sectorisation, hand-over, commercial aspects.

Multiple access methods: Frequency Division Multiple Access (FDMA), Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA), Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA), Space Division Multiple Access (SDMA).

Third generation systems (3G): Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS), Terrestrial Radio Access, spectrum allocation, TD-SCDMA, HSDPA, WLAN integration, 64-QAM, Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO).

Fourth generation systems (4G, 4.5G), Long-Term Evolution (LTE) systems, features, LTE-TDD and LTE-FDD, precoding, forward error correction schemes, MIMO diversity, Hybrid OFDMA and SC-FDMA in uplink, frame and receiver structures.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion240:3012:00Revision for final exam
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Final exam
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture122:0024:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study162:0062:00Reviewing lecture notes; general reading
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
EEE8002Advanced Mobile and Cellular Communications
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures provide the core materials while private study enhances students' understanding through analysing and solving cellular mobile system problems.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202A100N/A
Exam Pairings
Module Code Module Title Semester Comment
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The formal examination provides the students with the opportunity to apply and demonstrate their understanding, analysis and synthesis skills to novel situations.

Reading Lists