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EEE3015 : Telecommunication Networks

  • Offered for Year: 2019/20
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Said Boussakta
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


To provide a broad coverage of both conventional telephony and modern communications networks concepts.
To provide students with a knowledge of the issues relating to modern communications systems and technologies.
To introduce the concepts of circuit and packet switching technologies, flow and error control as applied to communications networks.

Outline Of Syllabus

Telephony; Digital Transmission Principles; Switching technologies; Traffic Analysis; Data Communication Networks; Network Types; Error and Flow Control; Performance Issues; Integrated Services Digital Networks; Privacy and Security; The Synchronous Digital Hierarchy; Asynchronous Transfer Mode.

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 study162:0062:00General reading; reading and answering tutorial questions; math problems.
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
EEE8009Wired and Wireless Network Technologies
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures provide core material and guidance for further reading, problem solving practice is integrated into lecture structure.

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 examination provides the opportunity for the student to demonstrate their understanding of the course material. The problem solving aspects of the assessment enable the student to demonstrate that they are able to apply this understanding and their analysis and synthesis to novel situations.

Reading Lists