Mobile/wireless communication and Internet of Things

 

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.

Career Profile
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 Technological specialisation courses the student must choose 30 ECTS within the list below (if total of more than 30 ECTS of technological specialisation courses are chosen, they will count in the Electives category).

For students with main interest in mobile communication, courses 34343 and 34339 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)
34339 Experimental mobile communication 5 point January
34343 Mobile backhaul networks 5 point Spring F2B (Thurs 8-12)
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- and home networks 5 point Autumn E3B (Fri 13-17)
34357 Telecommunication services 10 point Autumn E1 (Mon 8-12, Thurs 13-17)
34365 IoT Prototyping 5 point Autumn E2B (Thurs 8-12)
34371 Internet of Things (IoT) 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

General competences
Technological specialization
Thesis
Electives
1.Semester
34368
Global communication network... Global communication network infrastructure and design
5 point
34351
Access- and home networks
5 point
34230
Digital communication
10 point
02450
Introduction to Machine Learning and... Introduction to Machine Learning and Data Mining
5 point
34369
Project work in Global communication... Project work in Global communication network infrastructure and design
5 point
2.Semester
34333
Technologies for Mobile communication... Technologies for Mobile communication and IoT
5 point
34346
Networking technologies and application... Networking technologies and application development for Internet of Things (IoT)
5 point
34373
Mikrokontroller-programmering til... Mikrokontroller-programmering til avanceret IoT med embedded C
5 point
34655
Integrated analog electronics 2
5 point
Electives
Electives
Shared
42501
Innovation in Engineering
5 point
3.Semester
34371
Internet of Things (IoT) Communication... Internet of Things (IoT) Communication Network Security
5 point
34365
IoT Prototyping
5 point
34339
Experimental mobile communication
5 point
30405
Wireless communications
5 point
Electives
Electives
10 point
4.Semester
Master
Master's thesis
30 point