PhD Communication Engineering

The PhD in Communication Engineering is a research based program of Queensville University which encompasses such broad fields of studies that fall in the communication engineering. The research papers students will be given to work on during this program will allow for the development of concepts with in depth knowledge gained on the subject.

Being a dynamic and ever growing field of study, communication engineering is quite a popular PhD program at VTU. There is also involvement of research projects so that the candidates can better their application in the subject when they resume their roles in advanced positions after completing this PhD.

 

What will you learn from this course

Through this PhD program you will be able to do the following

  • You will work on research based project.
  • You will able to apply engineering principles within and outside the classroom
  • Develop skill set relevant to employers need
  • Students are able to take leadership roles and move up the career ladder more quickly
General studies
subjects
semester
units
course
description
Information Research Strategies 2 Introduction to information research including electronic resources. This course is designed to help researchers locate, evaluate, and use information. It includes exploration of the research process, search strategies, locating resources, source documentation, and organization of research.
General studies
subjects
semester
units
course
description
Statistical Modeling and Analysis for Complex Data Problems 2 reviews some of today’s more complex problems, and reflects some of the important research directions in the field. Work in areas of theoretical statistics, applied statistics, probability theory, and shastic processes – present survey chapters on various theoretical and applied problems of importance and interest to researchers and students across a number of academic domains.
Optimal Experimental Design 2 Introduces the philosophy of experimental design, provides an easy process for constructing experimental designs, calculating necessary sample size using R programs and teaches by example using a custom made R program package: OPDOE introduces experimenters to the philosophy of experimentation, experimental design, and data collection. It gives researchers and statisticians guidance in the construction of optimum experimental designs using R programs, including sample size calculations, hypothesis testing, and confidence estimation. A final chapter of in-depth theoretical details is included for interested mathematical statisticians.
Mathematical Modeling 2 complete range of basic modeling techniques: it provides a consistent transition from simple algebraic analysis methods to simulation methods used for research. Such an overview of the spectrum of modeling techniques is very helpful for the understanding of how a research problem considered can be appropriately addressed.
Research Methods and Design 2 Learners gain a thorough understanding of statistical tests appropriate to their dissertation topic and design, how to interpret the results of the tests and how to conduct follow-up analyses, as appropriate. This course includes guidelines and "best practices" for collecting data. Power analysis, what it is, why do it, and how to use available software is covered.
Dissertation Planning, Writing, and Defending 2 step-by-step through the dissertation process, with checklists, illustrations, sample forms, and updated coverage of ethics, technology, and the literature review.
General studies
subjects
semester
units
course
description
Test Engineering Fundamentals 2 Fundamental concepts of testing electrical or mechatronic devices are presented. Topics include design for testability, test economics and product quality, fault models, functional and statistical techniques, IC parametric tests, boundary scans, built-in self tests, and board level design for testability.
Electronic Manufacturing 2 Emphasizes fundamentals of signal transmission theory, digital circuit design, the role of packaging in circuit performance, and PCB manufacturing.
EMC Test Engineering Fundamentals 2 Introduction to concepts and methodologies used in Electromagnetic Compatibility conformance testing. Course will explore common design flaws that result in EMC issues as well as industry standard test methods used to uncover those flaws.
Digital Hardware Testing 2 The course emphasizes fundamentals of digital hardware design for testability, faults in digital circuits, fault simulation and test generation, memory testing, testing of sequential circuits, microprocessor testing, digital circuit design, the role of packaging in circuit performance and PCB manufacturing.
Optical System Design and Testing 2 The fundamental concepts of optical system design and testing are presented at the moderate level. Simulation tools for modeling a broad range of optical components are designed to enhance the learning process. Laboratory experiments are intended to provide hands-on experience.
General studies
subjects
semester
units
course
description
Fundamentals of DSL Technology 3 Covers All DSL varieties: U.S. and international varieties include ANSI and ITU standards as well as legacy and proprietary DSL varieties, such as CAP, Cisco DSL-related equipment that supports all the DSL varieties and configurations in both Cisco IOS(r) Software and the graphical user interface Cisco DSL Manager (CDM) software, All six architectures that implement DSL using TCP/IP, with in-depth discussion of the four most commonly-used architectures, New standards and deregulation issues, including the ITU SHDSL standard and the evolving VDSL technology, International regulatory and infrastructure issues, with measurements expressed for both U.S. and international audiences and Common challenges and their solutions when deploying or migrating using DSL, including voice-over-IP (VoIP) and multimedia traffic; and Using MPLS to move DSL-generated traffic through networks.
Microwaves and RF Engineering 3 Explores a large spectrum of topics within microwave and radio frequency (RF) engineering, encompassing electromagnetic theory, microwave circuits and components. It provides thorough descriptions of the most common microwave test instruments and advises on semiconductor device modelling.
Antenna Theory and Design 3 Principles and development techniques for examining and designing antenna systems with emphasis on basic topics and applications, and much material that are not rely heavily on mathematics. Early sessions cover fundamentals, and further chapters detail commonly used antenna elements, synthesis of arrays, and evaluation techniques, including summaries, exercises designed to be solved using computing packages, and reference appendices of frequencies and formulas, plus short descriptions of computing packages available on a Web site.
Advanced Topics in Signal Processing 3 Addresses many of the contemporary problems faced when processing hyper-spectral image data with focus thematic mapping and classification, spectral un-mixing, morphology and compression and the state of kernel based methods in image analysis. Focuses on advances in signal processing and exploitation techniques for optical remote sensing with a collection of state-of-the art algorithms for hyper-spectral and multispectral imaging technologies. includes a collection of images and graphics, processing technologies and parallel implementations with up-to-date references at the end of each chapter
Underwater Acoustics 3 Focuses on the acoustic environment, antenna structures, electric acoustic interface, and provides knowledge required to design, as well as the development and implementation of chain processes for active sonar from the conditioning input to output processing. The course includes a comprehensive range of all problems encountered in underwater acoustics for a sonar application, from physical phenomena governing the environment and the corresponding constraints, through to the technical definition of transducers and antennas, and the types of signal processing involved. In one section, measures in underwater acoustics are also proposed.
LTE, WiMAX and WLAN Network Design 3 Provides a practical guide to LTE and WiMAX technologies introducing various tools and concepts used within. In addition, topics such as traffic modelling of IP-centric networks, RF propagation, fading, mobility, and indoor coverage are explored; new techniques which increase throughput such as MIMO and AAS technology are highlighted; and simulation, network design and performance analysis are also examined. Finally, in the latter part of the book Korowajczuk gives a step-by-step guide to network design, providing readers with the capability to build reliable and robust data networks.
Satellite Communications Systems 3 Covers the entire field of satellite communications engineering from orbital mechanics to satellite design and launch, configuration and installation of earth stations, including the implementation of communications links and the set-up of the satellite network and provides a comprehensive treatment of satellite communications systems engineering and discusses the technological applications, demonstrates how system components interact and details the relationship between the system and its environment and discuses the systems aspects such as techniques enabling equipment and system dimensioning and state of the art technology for satellite platforms, payloads and earth stations.
Telecommunications Network Design and Management 3 Represent the state-of-the-art of applying operations research techniques and solutions across a broad spectrum of telecommunications problems and implementation issues. Deal with the design of wireless networks, including UMTS and Ad-Hoc networks. Deal with the optimal design of telecommunications networks, Techniques used for network design range from genetic algorithms to combinatorial optimization heuristics, traffic flow in telecommunications networks, focusing on optimizing traffic load distribution and the scheduling of switches under multi-media streams and heavy traffic, telecommunications network management, examining bandwidth provisioning, admission control, queue management, dynamic routing, and feedback regulation in order to ensure that the network performance is optimized and the construction of topologies and allocation of bandwidth to ensure quality-of-service.
Systems Engineering in Wireless Communications 3 Focus on the area of radio resource management in third generation wireless communication systems from a systems engineering perspective. Provide an introduction into cellular radio systems as well as a review of radio resource management issues. A detailed discussion of power control, handover, admission control, smart antennas, joint optimization of different radio resources, and cognitive radio networks is offered. Emphasis is on the dynamical issues arising from mobile nodes in the network. Well-known control techniques, such as least squares estimation, PID control, Kalman filers, adaptive control, and fuzzy logic are used throughout the course.
Network Flaws, Theory and Application 3 Lets students turn back-time as analyzing a network. Provides knowledge and training on how to use open source software to build a flow-based network awareness system and how to use network analysis and auditing to address problems and improve network reliability. It also provides knowledge and training on to use a flow analysis system; collect flow records; view, filter, and report flows; present flow records graphically; and use flow records to proactively improve your network.
General studies
subjects
semester
units
course
description
Concept Paper 2 The material developed in the modules is integrated into a summarizing document called the Dissertation Research Proposal. The proposal is comprised of Chapter I (Introduction), Chapter II (Literature Review), and Chapter III (Methodology). The Learner develops the Dissertation Research Proposal under the supervision of the faculty mentor, with a focus on the conceptual and methodological clarity of the research plan for the Learner’s dissertation topic. Once acceptable to the Learner and the faculty mentor, the draft of the Research Proposal is reviewed by the Learner’s Dissertation Committee and the University’s Ethics Committee. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grade only.
Doctoral Comprehensive Examination 2 Assures that the Learner has mastered knowledge of his or her discipline, specialization, and can demonstrate applications of that knowledge before formal candidacy status is granted and research in support of the dissertation is initiated. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grade only.
Doctoral Dissertation Research l 2 The draft of the Dissertation Research Proposal is finalized and approved by the Learner’s Dissertation Committee and the University’s Ethics Committee.
Doctoral Dissertation Research ll 2 Dissertation data are collected and analyzed. Candidates for the Ph.D. must maintain continuous enrollment. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grade only.
Doctoral Dissertation Research lll 2 the dissertation process is completed. The manuscript is prepared, accepted by the Learner’s Dissertation Committee, and the oral defense is conducted. Candidates for the Ph.D. must maintain continuous enrollment.