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					SYSC 4700: Telecommunications
         Engineering

           Course Instructor
     Professor Halim Yanikomeroglu



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                      Outline

• Course overview

• Course instructor and lecture team

• Schedule and marking

• Important points

• Telecommunications Overview: Bob Haughton




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                          The course

•   Broader than most other courses you’ve had. 

    It gives you the    Big Picture.
•   Supplements other courses (such as SYSC4600 Digital 
    Communications).

•   Will be useful in career planning. Many engineering and 
    computer science careers are related directly or indirectly to the 
    telecommunications industry.

•   Helps in job interviews!



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                 Course prerequisites

•   4th year status

•   SYSC 3501 Communication Theory OR SYSC 3503 
    Communication Theory II




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                          Course Content

•   Network overview
•   Basic principles of network components
     •   information, telephone systems, transmission media, access, multiplexing, 
         switching, synchronization, signalling, etc
•   Network design and evolution
     •   Standards, planning, teletraffic, wireless, broadband ATM, the internet, 
         optical networks, multihop networks, network evolution
     •   Network operation, security
     •   Network management and control, CO visit, 
•   Political and business aspects
     •   Economic/financial analysis, federal telecommunications policy, CRTC 
         regulation




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          Course Instructor and TAs

Name: Professor Halim Yanikomeroglu
Office: 7032 MC (Minto Centre)
Email:  halim@sce.carleton.ca
Office Hours: Fridays, 10:00 – 11:00 am
Best way to contact the instructor: 
after SYSC 4700 lectures and through e-mail

Teaching Assistants:  Akram Bin Sediq <akram@sce.carleton.ca>
                      Alireza Sharifian <alireza@sce.carleton.ca>




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                          Lecture Team

•   University
•   Industry
     •   Bell Canada
     •   Ericsson
     •   Microsoft
     •   Cisco
     •   Alcatel-Lucent
     •   Huawei
     •   Mitel
     •   Softwright
     •   ThinkRF
•   Government
     •   CRC (Communications Research Centre of Canada) 
     •   Correctional Service of Canada



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                           Marking

•   Bell Central Office tour: 5%
•   Bell Mobility Switching Centre tour: 5%
•   Attendance (17 out of the 22 lectures): 10% 
•   Mid-term exam: 15% (Friday, Feb 15)
•   Assignments: 10% 
•   Project: 15%
•   Final Exam: 40%




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                              Schedule
•   Lectures: Wednesdays & Fridays, 8:35 – 9:55 am, 4499 ME 
 
•   Laboratory: Tuesdays, 2:35 pm – 5:25 pm, 5107 CB (Canal 
    Building)

•   Laboratories consist of a number of components: 
    •    a) Bell Central Office (CO) and Global Network Management Centre 
         (GNMC) tour  (compulsory). Sign-up sheets will be posted next to my 
         office door (7032 MC)
    • b) Bell Mobility Switching Centre tour (compulsory)
    • c) TA office hours (Tuesdays, 2:35 pm – 5:25 pm, 5107 CB)
         (TAs office: 7039 MC)
    • d) Group project meetings


•   Labs are starting on Tuesday, January 15
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                    Important Points

•   Attend all the lectures.

•   Check the course website regularly!

•   Review the course outline carefully!

•   Ask questions - most of the lecturers are from industry or 
    government. They will expect and appreciate questions, even 
    more than professors do.

•   There will be many acronyms. If you don’t know them, ASK!


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