EEEN3008J Wireless Communications

Academic Year 2024/2025

Restriction: Beijing-based students only.

This module introduces fundamental technologies for wireless communications. Topics to be covered include Wireless LAN, IEEE 802.15, Cellular Wireless communications fundamentals and standards, software-defined and cognitive radio, 2G, 3G, LTE, and 5G.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

After completing this module, the students will be able to get a detailed perspective of all the protocols and latest standards for wireless communication system and relate this to their everyday usage of the same. The students will also learn how to solve a research problem together in a team through the course project.

Indicative Module Content:

Basics of signals, wireless transmission media, wireless LAN, Bluetooth, general networking protocol stack, cellular systems, fading, cognitive radio, software-defined radio, CDMA and spread-spectrum technologies, 4G LTE fundamentals, MIMO, 5G basics.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours




Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
The module will be taught mainly based on the in-class lectures. There will be video learning materials given to the students. There might also be in-class assignments and group activities to facilitate learning. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
BDIC1047J - English for Uni Studies BDIC, BDIC1048J - English Gen Acad Purposes BDIC, BDIC2007J - English for Spec Acad Purposes, BDIC2015J - Acad Wrt & Comm Skills

Additional Information:
This module is delivered overseas and is not available to students based at the UCD Belfield or UCD Blackrock campuses

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade In Module Component Repeat Offered
Exam (In-person): Mid term exam End of trimester
1 hr(s)
Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No


Group Work Assignment: Group project Week 7, Week 8, Week 9, Week 10, Week 11, Week 12, Week 14, Week 15 Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No


Exam (In-person): End of term exam End of trimester
2 hr(s)
Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No



Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Wireless Communications & Networks, 2nd Edition by William Stallings
Published by Prentice Hall, 2005
ISBN-10: 0131918354; ISBN-13: 9780131918351
Name Role
Dr Avishek Nag Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Pasika Ranaweera Lecturer / Co-Lecturer