The main goal of this course is providing the student with a global view of the different communication technologies used in modern communications networks (from Broadband Access Networks, to Personal Area Networks and Internet of Things). More specifically, the course emphasizes those aspects more closely related to digital communications: the physical and data link (logical link and medium access control) layers.
In order to achieve this goal, the student must acquire the following set of ABET program outcomes: a, b, c, d, e, g, i, j, k.
Regarding the competences, the student must acquire the following competences:
1. General competences:
1.1. Analysis, synthesis and communication. (PO: a, b, e, g, k)
1.2. Organization, planning and design. (PO: a, b, c, e, g, k)
1.3. Information search and interpretation. (PO: a, b, i, j, k)
1.4. Problem solving. (PO: a, e, j, k)
1.5. Collaborative work. (PO: d, g)
1.6. Capacity to apply theoretical concepts. (PO: a, b, c, e, k)
2. Specific competences:
2.1. Cognitive (PO: a, b, c, e, j, k)
2.1.1. Global knowledge of broadband access networks and services.
2.1.2. Knowledge of the physical media and digital communications techniques used in communication networks.
2.1.3. Specific knowledge of the most important wired and wireless broadband access networks and technologies.
2.2. Instrumental (PO: a, b, c, d, e, i, j, k)
2.2.1. Comparison of broadband access networks according to several criteria.
2.2.2. Choice of appropriate access network technology to meet specific needs.
2.2.3. Analysis of known and new access network technologies.
2.2.4. Simulation of broadband access networks and technologies.
3. Attitude competences: (PO: d, e, g, i, j)
3.4. Critical vision of broadband access networks and technologies.