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Communications networks I

Individual course

Max amount of FITech students: 30

Persons without a valid study right to a Finnish university have preference to this course.

Please note the early application deadline.

Course contents

  • Communications architecture in mobile, wireless local area and personal area networks.
  • Introduction to cloud and edge computing, network function virtualization and software defined networking.
  • Basic principles of mobility management, network security, network management and orchestration.
  • The goal is to present the basics of the modern communications architectures, and their technical implementation.

After completing the course, student

  • understands how the modern communications networks have evolved and how the architecture has changed through the recent paradigm shift towards software-centric communications,
  • is able to describe the basic system architecture elements of mobile networks,
  • understands the significance of emerging technologies such as Network Function Virtualization (NFV), Software Defined Networking (SDN) and core network functionalities such as Evolved Packet Core (EPC),
  • can describe the main principles of mobility management, network management and orchestration, network security and can apply and solve related engineering problems,
  • knows the basic properties of routing algorithms and can use graph theory to solve network routing problems,
  • is able to simulate different types of networks in simulation environments and solve basic network programming problems.

Upon completing the required coursework, students understand the basic functionalities in TCP/IP protocol stack.

Course material

Lecture notes & additional reading:

  • M Liyanage, A Gurtov, M Ylianttila 2015: Software Defined Mobile Networks (SDMN): Beyond LTE Network Architecture
  • M Liyanage, I Ahmad, A Abro, A Gurtov, M Ylianttila 2018: A comprehensive Guide to 5G Security

In addition, selected supportive online reading materials from recent standards and publications are provided in digital learning environment (Optima / Moodle).

Recorded lectures and exercises from previous year are available.

More information on the University of Oulu course page.

You can get a digital badge after completing this course.

Responsible teacher

University of Oulu
Mika Ylianttila
mika.ylianttila(at)oulu.fi

Further information about the course and studying

University of Oulu
Matti Isohookana
matti.isohookana(at)oulu.fi

Contact person for applications

FITech Network University
Monica Sandberg
monica.sandberg(at)fitech.io
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Category:
ICT Studies
Topic:
5G technology
Course code:
521340S
Credits:
5 ECTS
Price:
0 €
Level:
Teaching period:
1.11.–13.12.2021
Application deadline:
10.10.2021
Host university:
University of Oulu
Study is open for:
Adult learner,
Degree student
Teaching methods:
Online
Language:
English
General prerequisites:
Bachelor level knowledge in Telecommunication Engineering.
Study suitable for:
Adult learners who have previous studies or work experience in communications. Master's students or comparable in communications.
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