Mobile/wireless communicaton and Internet of Things
Design, modelling and implementation of mobile wireless communication networks. Learn how to design and build the future communication systems for 5G mobile and Internet of Things.
Purpose and Content
This study line is aimed at students with interests in the principles and architectures of current and future wireless communication networks for high-speed mobile communication (5G and beyond) or Internet of Things (IoT). The study line focuses on both telecommunication networks, such as the existing communication networks and networks for mobile communications, e.g., GSM, 4G, LTE and 5G , and on data communication networks, e.g., local area networks (LANs) and the Internet. Furthermore, this study line also covers technologies and protocols for Internet of Things (e.g.LoRaWAN, Sigfox, NB-IoT, LTE-M, etc.), IoT device prototyping, microcontroller programming, IoT cloud backends, security and other IoT related topics.
Traditionally, communication networks have been divided in network for telecommunication and for data communication, but now the network technologies tend to converge. Furthermore, the traditional services, such as fixed-line telephony, email, web-browsing, will be supplemented or even replaced by advanced multimedia services. The design and implementation of these advanced services on future networks, requires engineers who understand the technology involved and can determine the requirements of the services.
In the courses that are part of this study line, the student will acquire a thorough understanding of network technologies and network architectures, e.g., communication protocols and core and access networks, so that he/she can work with the design and implementation of new services, networks and protocols. The graduates will be able to work in areas of telecommunication network (mobile & IoT) operation and management, capacity planning, network and IoT device security and others.
The graduates from this study line can work in a number of different areas. At network operators, such as telecommunication operators or internet service providers, the graduates can work with both design and implementation of new services, supervision and network management, and capacity planning. Another possibility is companies that manufacture devices and terminals for communication networks, e.g., routers, switches, mobile phones. A third possibility for the graduates is to work as consultants, where they would advice private and public customers on the use of network technologies.
Finally, graduates could find work within the topic of IoT. Either IoT device development or wireless technology and network planning for mobile operators or smaller companies exploiting IoT technologies in their own business. Graduates could also choose to work as consultants within the broad range of IoT topics, IoT security, cloud backends, technology advisors or device development.
Structure of Studies
This study line requires that the students fulfill the requirements specified in the admission description of the programme in Communication and System Design described in the programme specification.
In addidtion to the compulsory courses and requirements listed in the Curriculum, the following rules apply for this study line:
For the Advanced programme specific courses, the student must choose a total of 20 ECTS within the list below (if total of more than 20 ECTS of technological specialisation courses are chosen, they will count in the Electives category).
For students with main interest in mobile communication, courses 34343, 34351 and 34371 are recommended.
For student with main interest in IoT, courses 34346, 34365, 34371 and 34373 are recommended.
|02203||Design of Digital Systems||5||point||Autumn E2B (Thurs 8-12)|
|02393||Programming in C++||5||point||E7 (Tues 18-22)|
|30430||Advanced antenna techniques and measurements||10||point||Autumn E5 (Wed 8-17)|
|34343||Mobile backhaul networks||5||point||Outside schedule structure|
|34346||Networking technologies and application development for Internet of Things (IoT)||5||point||Spring F2B (Thurs 8-12)|
|34349||FPGA design for communication systems||10||point||Spring F5 (Wed 8-17)|
|34351||Access networks and home networks||5||point||Spring F1B (Thurs 13-17)|
|34365||IoT Prototyping||5||point||Autumn E2B (Thurs 8-12)|
|34371||Communication Network Security||5||point||Autumn E5B (Wed 13-17)|
|34373||Mikrokontroller-programmering til avanceret IoT med embedded C||5||point||Spring F3A (Tues 8-12)|
A recommended study program for each semester is shown below:
Mobile/wireless communicaton and Internet of Things skema
Global communication network... Global communication network infrastructure and design
Access networks and home networks
Introduction to Machine Learning and... Introduction to Machine Learning and Data Mining
Project work in Global communication... Project work in Global communication network infrastructure and design
Networking technologies and application... Networking technologies and application development for Internet of Things (IoT)
Mikrokontroller-programmering til... Mikrokontroller-programmering til avanceret IoT med embedded C
Integrated analog electronics 2
FPGA design for communication systems
Innovation in Engineering (Polytechnical... Innovation in Engineering (Polytechnical Foundation)