Signalling and Network Management

Subject ELEN90008 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 1x3 hour lecture per week
Total Time Commitment:

Estimated total time commitment of 120 hours.


4-year Electrical Engineering degree or equivalent.



Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:


Core Participation Requirements:

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Email: William Shieh

Subject Overview:

This unit will provide students with a practical understanding of modern signalling systems(SIP and XMPP and PSTN/Mobile) the Telecommunication Management Network (TMN) framework, and the network numbering and addressing schemes that underpin the signalling for , and management of telecommunications services.The signalling component will address topics of core network control, personal and terminal mobility management functions. The Network Management part will address the real-time operation of both circuit-switched networks, and TCP/IP networks including the Internet.


On completion of this subject, student should:

  • Understand the principles of SIP and XMPP signalling in telecommunication networks along with traditional PSTN and mobile signalling
  • Explain and apply the principles of management of telecommunications networks and services.
  • Demonstrate an ability to apply practical aspects of signalling systems (client-server IP (SIP), client-server XMPP and SS7), the industry best-practice for operations of Internet and circuit-switched networks, and network addressing schemes that underpin signalling for, and the management of, telecommunication services.

  • A 3 hour written examination (50%) to be held at end of semester.To pass the subject as a whole a student must obtain a result of at least 50% in the final written examination.
  • A Network Management project (15%), no more than 1000 words, due towards the end of semester;
  • A Signalling Assignment (35%), no more than 3000 words, due towards the end of semester.

Prescribed Texts:


Recommended Texts:

Additional Reading:

• Gonzalo Camarillo "SIP Demystified" 2002, ISBN: 0071373403 McGraw-Hill

• Henry Sinnreich and Alan B. Johnston, "Internet Communications using SIP", Wiley

• Peter Saint-Andre, Kevin Smith & Remko Troncon. “XMPP – The Definitive Guide”, O'Reilly

• Travis Russell, "Signalling System 7" (Telecommunications), 2nd edition, McGraw Hill, ISBN 0070580324.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

On completion of this subject, the students should have developed:

  • Problem solving and analytical skills,
  • Critical and creative thinking, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning;
  • Sense of intellectual curiosity;
  • Ability to interpret data and research results;
  • Ability to learn in a range of ways, including through information and communication technologies;
  • Capacity to confront unfamiliar problems;
  • Ability to evaluate and synthesise the research and professional literature;
  • Ability to develop models of practical applications and evaluate their performance by rigorous analytical means.

Related Course(s): Master of Telecommunications Engineering
Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering

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