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Curriculum Development Of An Advanced Communications Course By Sharing Properly Wireless And Wireline Systems In Electronics Engineering Technology Program

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1999 Annual Conference


Charlotte, North Carolina

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June 20, 1999

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June 20, 1999

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June 23, 1999



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4.154.1 - 4.154.10

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Rafiqul Islam

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Session 3547

Curriculum Development of an Advanced Communications Course by Sharing Properly Wireless and Wireline Systems in Electronics Engineering Technology Program.

Dr. Rafiqul Islam DeVry Institute of Technology 2700-3rd Avenue S.E. Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2A 7W4 Tel: 403-207-3123 Fax: 403-207-6225 Email:


Wireless communications appears to be a technology that will shape our society in the 21st century. All indications are that this growth will continue at a rapid pace as wireless communications will convert the already shrinking world into a global village. The primary components and industry players that encompass the various wireless infrastructures including cellular, PCS (Personal Communications Services), paging, LMDS (Local Multipoint Distribution Services), wireless LANs and satellite services are expected to grow at double digit rates.

Fiber optics is one of the hottest fields in wireline communication systems as it has wide applications in telecommunications as well as in networking (LANs and WANs). Fiber optics therefore is favored in this paper over conventional transmission systems such as open-wire line, coaxial cable and waveguide.

The phenomenal growth in these new technologies, especially in wireless, has put new demands on the job duties of engineers and technologists. Industries are increasingly seeking graduates with appropriate background and training in these technologies. Wireless systems are only wireless in one sense; relying completely on wires for their function. It is my believe that the two will continue to compete for market share in the future. This paper describes a proposed advanced communications course in the form of lecture and laboratory studies. This course is designed for the study of both wireless and wireline communications systems in correct proportion as identified by the industry. Such studies provide specific skills that will be immediately usable in the industry. Knowledge of these crucial fields will broaden the undergraduate experience of technology and enhance their employment opportunities very greatly.

Islam, R. (1999, June), Curriculum Development Of An Advanced Communications Course By Sharing Properly Wireless And Wireline Systems In Electronics Engineering Technology Program Paper presented at 1999 Annual Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina.

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