School of Electronics and Physical Sciences

 

 

A Continuing Education Course on

 

 

 


DIGITAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS

 

 

10-14 OCTOBER 2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enquiries to:

Continuing Education Office, Room 16 BB 04

School of Electronics and Physical Sciences

University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH

 

Tel: 01483 686040                        Fax: 01483 686041

Email: B.Steel@surrey.ac.uk

Website: HTUwww.ee.surrey.ac.uk/CE/UTH

 

 

 

 

 

THE COURSE

The field of Telecommunications evolves at such a rapid rate that it is hard to keep ahead of the game.  It’s even harder without a good understanding of the theory behind the basic technologies.  If you are new to Telecommunications or you are keen to update your knowledge then Digital Telecommunication Networks may be just the course you need.

 

Join some of the UK’s foremost researchers for this intensive 5-day course that will provide you with a thorough understanding of the key issues relating to Digital Telecommunications Networks.

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This course is intended for delegates wishing to gain a firm grounding in the field of Digital Telecommunication Networks. It is ideal for Telecoms engineers, technical managers, communications professionals and anyone requiring technical knowledge of the Telecoms field.

 

PRICE

Price per person, including lunch, refreshments and printed course notes

·         £1560 - Standard rate

·         £1475 - Early bird rate for payment received by 10 September 2005

 

For IEE Members (proof of membership needed)

·         £1475 - Standard rate

·         £1425 - Early bird rate for payment received by 10th September 2005

Please note that we do not charge VAT as we are an educational establishment. This makes the price of this course very competitive!

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Delegates can make a provisional registration for a course by telephone or email. However bookings are only acknowledged formally once payment has been received.

Cancellations notified in writing ten working days before the event

We charge a cancellation fee of 25% of the standard rate. If we have already received payment we refund 75% of the full fee.

Cancellations within 10 working days before the event

We charge these at the full rate and do not give refunds

Substitutions

You can make substitutions at any time before the event.

Cancellation by the University

We reserve the right to cancel any course because of insufficient numbers or for other reasons beyond our control.

Proof of payment

Registrations must come with a valid purchase order, credit card payment or cheque.


THE LECTURERS

The course is being presented by lecturers from both the academic and industrial sectors:

 

Professor Barry Evans is Director of the Centre for Communication Systems Research. With research interests in a wide range of mobile & satellite communications including LEO/MEO/HEO studies, speech coding, modulation and on-board processing. Professor Evans has an established world wide reputation in his field. He is editor of the IEE book “Satellite Communications” as well as the International Journal of Satellite Communications.

Mr Tony Jeans is an experienced lecturer in Telecommunications & Digital Signal Processing at MSc. level and has lectured on numerous short courses, both for the University and external companies. He has performed extensive consultancy in digital communications receivers for the MOD.

Dr. Zhili Sun is a Reader in CCSR at the University of Surrey.  His main research interests include IP networking, High Speed LANs, Broadband Networks and ATM and satellite networking. He teaches these subjects at both postgraduate and undergraduate levels, supervises PhD students, and has been project leader and principle investigate in several European research projects.

 

Prof. George Pavlou leads the networks research group in CCSR, which addresses broadband networking, Internet technologies and network and service management and control. He has led activities in a number of applied research projects in those areas. He has also contributed to ISO and ITU-T standardisation work in OSI upper layer protocols and the telecommunications management network.

 

Dr Peter Sweeney is an expert on error control techniques and author of one of the most user-friendly text books on the subject.

 

ABOUT CCSR AND THE UNIVERSITY

CCSR is a post-graduate research centre within the School of Electronics and Physical Sciences, running MSc courses in Satellite Communication Engineering, Satellites & Mobile Systems, & Telematics as well as research in:

·         Mobile Communication Systems

·         Multimedia Systems

·         Networks

·         Digital Signal Processing

 

CCSR has close to 50 PhD students in the above area and research grants and contracts worth £4M. It is involved in the Virtual Centre of Excellence in Mobile & Personal Communications and Digital Broadcasting/ Multimedia.

In 1996, CCSR and CSER were awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for outstanding work in “Satellite Communications & Engineering Research and Teaching”.

 

 

TAKE THE CREDIT -THE MODULAR MASTERS PROGRAMME

By reading for a Masters degree on a flexible part-time basis delegates are able to continue with their working careers and still gain a universally recognised qualification.  Satellite Communications can also form part of the “MSc in Electronic Engineering” via Short Courses. The purpose of the programme is to encourage those working in industry to continue with their professional development without necessitating an expensive career break.  The modular approach means that students can choose their own pace of study, to fit in with their work commitments. 

An attendee can elect to undertake assessment for this course should he or she so wish. These assessments are mainly by examination with some written course work by assignment, and, occasionally some laboratory work.

15 credits towards the MSc in Electronic Engineering can be awarded once the student has successfully completed the examinations and assignments associated with this course. 

Pre-registration for the MSc in Electronic Engineering via short courses is currently free, however, a charge of £100 per module is made for the examinations.

THE MODULES

Courses currently participating in the Modular Masters Programme are listed below.

o        RF Circuit and System Design*

o        Antennas and Propagation

o        Digital Telecommunications Networks

o        Introduction to Digital Signal Processing

o        Modern Digital Communications

o        RFIC and MMIC

o        Satellite Communications

o        Spacecraft Systems*

*          It is possible to gain extra credits on these modules by taking examinations/assignments based on the full Module MSc syllabus. Some of the study on the RF syllabus will be by distance learning for which there is a charge in addition to the 5-day short course charge.

 

A full explanation of how the short course MSc works is given on our website.

 

HTUwww.ee.surrey.ac.uk/CE/UTH


Digital Telecomms Networks Provisional Timetable: 10-14 October 2005

 

Time

Lecture 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

09:00-10:30

1

Telephone Network Evolution

Design for QoS

Packet Networks – the OSI and Internet models

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)

Teletraffic Engineering

 

 

Professor G Pavlou

Professor G Pavlou

Professor G Pavlou

Dr Z Sun

Dr P Sweeney

10:30-11:00

 

BREAK

BREAK

BREAK

BREAK

BREAK

11:00-12:30

2

Network Issues and Transmission Aspects

 Plesiochronous Digital Hierarchy (PDH)

 

X.25 Frame Relay and IP

Signalling System 7 (SS#7)

Teletraffic Engineering (cont)

 

 

 

Professor B G Evans

Dr Z Sun

Professor G Pavlou

Professor G Pavlou

Dr P Sweeney

12:30-13:30

 

LUNCH

LUNCH

LUNCH

LUNCH

LUNCH

13:30-15:00

3

Signal Characteristics

Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)

 

X.25 Frame Relay and IP

Intelligent Network (IN)

 

 

 

 

Mr T Jeans

Dr Z Sun

Professor G Pavlou

Professor G Pavlou

 

15:00-15:30

 

BREAK

BREAK

BREAK

BREAK

 

15:30-17:00

4

Digital Transmission and Switching

Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN)

Broadband ISDN (B-ISDN) and ATM

 

Telecom Management Network (TMN)

 

 

 

Mr T Jeans

Dr Z Sun

Dr Z Sun

Professor G Pavlou

 

 

Revised 4 January 2005

 


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Digital Telecomms Networks                                    10-14 October 2005

 

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