5G Mobile Communications - EL872

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2020 to 2021
(version 4)
Spring 7 15 (7.5) PROF J Wang checkmark-circle


Overview of wireless communications; wireless channel models; capacity of wireless channels; cellular concept; handoff; adjacent cell interference; adaptive modulation; diversity; MIMO technologies, CDMA and OFDMA; radio resource allocation; third generation (3G), forth generation (4G) LTE, and fifth generation (5G) mobile communication systems;


This module appears in the following module collections.

Contact hours

Total contact hours: 29
Private study hours: 121
Total study hours: 150


Only available to students on programmes owned by The School of Engineering and Digital Arts

Method of assessment

Presentation (10%)
Assignment (15%)
Examination (75%)

Indicative reading

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

1) Understand the key theoretical concepts and protocols involved in the operation of broadband wireless communications;
2) Understand the key theoretical concepts of advanced technologies and architectures towards next generation wireless communications;
3) Be able to research and make realistic assessments of current technology trends;
4) Be able to research and make realistic assessments of potential technologies for future wireless networking.


  1. Credit level 7. Undergraduate or postgraduate masters level module.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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