Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 1 x 3 hour lecture per week |
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4-year Electrical Engineering degree or equivalent.
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CoordinatorProf William Shieh
Prof William Shieh
This subject introduces students to the fundamental principles of modern telecommunication signalling systems (SIP and XMPP and WebRTC and PSTN/Mobile) and the Telecommunication Management Network (TMN) framework. It also introduces the network numbering and addressing schemes that underpin the signalling for, and management of, telecommunications services. The Signalling component will address topics of access and core network call/session control as well as personal and terminal mobility management functions. The Network Management part will address the operation of both circuit-switched networks and TCP/IP networks including the Internet.
Signalling topics include:
Principles of signalling, overview of network technologies, basic SIP signalling protocol, basic SDP usage, enhancements to SIP, basic XMPP-based JINGLE signalling protocol, introduction to WebRTC/rtcWeb features and signalling, traditional PSTN/ISDN and Mobile signalling, additional signalling services, interworking of different signalling protocols, different addressing schemes and transport of signalling in different network technologies.
Network Management topics include:
TMN Framework for Network Management: Fault, Configuration, Accounting, Performance, and Security; Current Network Management in the Internet - SNMP, QoS, Net Neutrality; Ideal Performance Managment Objectives - Real-time Economic Optimisation; Emerging NM Opportunities - Management for SDN & IMS.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILO's)
Having completed this subject it is expected that the student be able to:
Hurdle requirement: Students must pass the written exam to pass the subject.
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) 1–6 are assessed in the final written examination. ILOs 7 and 8 are assessed in the Signalling Assignment and the Network Management Assignment.
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• 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.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On completion of this subject, the students should have developed:
LEARNING AND TEACHING METHODS
The subject is delivered through lectures and tutorials.
INDICATIVE KEY LEARNING RESOURCES
Students are provided with lecture slides, tutorial questions and worked solutions, reference lists and an abbreviation list.
CAREERS / INDUSTRY LINKS
Students are encouraged to interact with industry professionals as part of their assignment. Specific industry interactions may be organised according to interest and opportunities.
Master of Telecommunications Engineering |
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