Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: one 3- hours lecture per week |
Total Time Commitment: Estimated 120 hours.
|Prerequisites:||4-year Electrical Engineering degree or equivalent.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/|
CoordinatorDr Kerry Hinton
ContactMelbourne School of Engineering Office
Building 173, Grattan Street
The University of Melbourne
VIC 3010 Australia
General telephone enquiries
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This subject covers the basic components and technologies used in the physical layer of optical communications systems. In particular, it includes the following topics:
• Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) and Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM).
On completion of this subject, the students will develop skills and knowledge required to understand the fundamentals of Optical Communications:
• The principles and operation of optical communications systems.
|Assessment:||• Formally supervised written examination - 3 hours 60% (end of semester). This final exam is a hurdle. A student must pass the exam to pass the subject. |
• Written class weekly assignments – 40%.
• Course notes
Additional Reading:• Jeff Hecht, "Understanding Fibre Optics" Prentice Hall Inc, ISBN: 013122803X
• W. Gorlaski: "Optical Networking & WDM", McGraw Hill, ISBN: 0072130784.
• G. Keiser, "Optical Fibre Communications" McGraw Hill, ISBN:0072321016.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of this subject, the students should have developed:
• Problem solving and analytical skills,
Master of Telecommunications Engineering |
Master of Telecommunications Engineering
Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering
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