Singapore University of Social Sciences

Wireless Communication Systems (ENG315)


This course is intended to give an introduction to the science and engineering of wireless communications.The course introduces the basic concepts and algorithms for the design of a practical wireless communication transceiver and the challenges introduced by the propagation environment

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January
E-Learning: BLENDED - Learning is done MAINLY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. This is supplemented with SOME face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, This will be administered on-campus.


  • Introductory concepts
  • Signals and Systems
  • Random process: An introduction
  • Propagation characteristics of wireless channels
  • Wireless communication receivers
  • Modulation and demodulation methods
  • Cells and interference
  • Coverage, capacity and efficiency of cellular traffic
  • Fading mitigation: Exploiting diversity, using equalizers
  • Multiple access methods
  • Wireless systems and standards

Learning Outcome

  • Examine the characteristics of signals, radio channels, different multiple access methods and different methods used for fading mitigation.
  • Calculate coherence bandwidth, path loss factor, signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), range and other parameters associated with wireless communication systems.
  • Illustrate the different methods available for modulation and demodulation in communication systems.
  • Show the encoded waveforms and signal constellations corresponding to various modulation schemes.
  • Design the wireless communication system to meet the given requirements.
  • Discuss the concept of cells, cellular traffic, and the various characteristics associated with cellular communication.
  • Appraise the performance of wireless communication systems.
  • Use software tools to simulate the signals and subsystems in wireless communication systems.
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