Telecommunication Technologies Towards 5G

The digital age revolutionises the way we live, from how we conduct businesses to how we interact socially. The enabler behind this is the telecommunication infrastructure. Crucially, its role is to provide a strong digital backbone that serves as an information superhighway for connectivity in the digital world. This track provides an overview of contemporary telecommunication infrastructure, including the latest fifth generation (5G) mobile network.

The courses are carefully selected to give an all-rounded overview of telecommunication technologies. Learn about the wireless radio propagation channel, architecture of short distance wireless radio propagation networks, telecommunication infrastructures, and how mobile broadband or radio access networks, including the fourth and fifth generation networks, are planned and deployed.

There is a growing necessity to have knowledge of the modern telecommunication infrastructure as it becomes more tightly integrated with conventional physical networks. Give yourself the edge to excel in the computing and networking sector with the knowledge offered by this track.

This course is offered by the
Faculty of Engineering (FOE)

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The development of the groundbreaking fifth generation (5G) mobile network we enjoy today did not happen in a single day. Journey into the foundational radio network planning processes in the evolution of mobile networks from GSM to 5G. This course covers free-space radio propagation, propagation models for path loss prediction, building penetration loss, and outdoor-to-indoor design. We will study the architecture of GSM systems, their configuration, coverage planning, capacity planning, and optimization as well as monitoring. You will also be looking into the UMTS, LTE, and 5G systems.


Wireless communication refers to the transmission of information between two points without the use of any physical connections. This course introduces the fundamental concepts that include radio propagation, wireless data transmissions, wireless networks, and protocols such as Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and Near Field Communication (NFC). You will learn to discern and describe the usage or applications of various types of wireless communication as well as experience hands-on demonstration of the principles and operation of wireless communications.


A network for communication enables the sending and receiving of information to and from various nodes via various channels or connections. This course covers the fundamentals of communication networks. We will cover topics on fixed broadband networks, mobile broadband networks for 4G and 5G, and transport networks. You will learn the mechanisms deployed in core and access networks, study the principles and operations of the 4G LTE network, and explore latest technologies in this field.