Wireless Networks (EE533) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Wireless Networks EE533 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Any course on communicatin systems
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Team/Group.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Prof. Dr. Ali Kara
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to provide fundamental principles of wireless networks.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • describe operational diagram of a wireless network
  • discuss and compare various wireless network standards
  • discuss past and future technologies in wireless networks
  • conduct research study and make a presentation on any subject related to wireless networks
Course Content Wireless network planning, capacity and SIR, mobility, and power management; security in wireless networks; mobile data networks; CDPD, GPRS and other data services; mobile ad hoc networks; IEEE 802;11 and WLANs, ATM and HIPERLAN; WPAN, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and HomeRF, interference issues; wireless geolocation systems.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introducing the course, and wireless networks in general Study the lecture notes
2 Evolution of wirless networks and their fundamentals Study the lecture notes
3 Fundamentals of wireless communication systems, principles of operation-1 Study the lecture notes
4 Fundamentals of wireless communication systems, principles of operation-2 Study the lecture notes
5 First generation(1G) wireless systems Study the lecture notes
6 Second generation(1G) wireless systems Study the lecture notes
7 Third generation(3G) wireless systems Study the lecture notes
8 Study the lecture notes
9 Fourth generation(4G) wireless systems Study the lecture notes
10 Satellite networks Study the lecture notes
11 Fixed wireless networks (project works) Complete the project assignment and study the lecture notes
12 Personal wireless networks (project works) Complete the project assignment and study the lecture notes
13 Project Works Complete the project assignment
14 Project Works Complete the project assignment
15 Review of topics Study the lecture notes
16 Final examination period Study the lecture notes


Course Book 1. Nicopolitidis, P. et al., Wireless Networks, John Wiley and Sons, 2003.
Other Sources 2. Goldsmith, A., Wireless Communications, Cambridge Univ. Press, 2005.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics 5 10
Homework Assignments 5 10
Presentation 5 10
Project 8 20
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 20
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 30
Toplam 25 100
Percentage of Semester Work 70
Percentage of Final Work 30
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Ability to apply knowledge on Mathematics, Science and Engineering to advanced systems.
2 Implementing long-term research and development studies in major areas of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
3 Ability to use modern engineering tools, techniques and facilities in design and other engineering applications.
4 Graduating researchers active on innovation and entrepreneurship.
5 Ability to report and present research results effectively.
6 Increasing the performance on accessing information resources and on following recent developments in science and technology.
7 An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
8 Increasing the performance on effective communications in both Turkish and English.
9 Increasing the performance on project management.
10 Ability to work successfully at project teams in interdisciplinary fields.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 5 5 25
Project 5 5 25
Homework Assignments 5 2 10
Quizzes/Studio Critics 5 2 10
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 4 4
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 5 5
Total Workload 127