Course Duration
  • 3 Months
Course Study
Study Mode
  • Online
  • Online Data Coms and IT
Course Location
  • Online
Course Code
Course Code
Course Intakes
Course Type
Course Type
  • Professional Certificate
  • Data Comms & Industrial IT
Course Fees

Course Overview

This online short course in 5G is made for those who would like to understand 5G technology from an overview perspective. One will get good idea of 5G network applications and uses, network overview and various new approaches to be taken by telecom companies for implementing  5G. 5G wireless, i.e. 5th generation wireless systems or mobile networks, course wraps next major phase of wireless and mobile telecommunications standards ahead of the current 4G/IMT-advanced standards. 

Course Details

This Short course in 5G Technology Engineering aims to provide participants with a multi-dimensional view of the 5G technology, the term standardized for Fifth Generation telecommunication technology, from the perspective of technology, specifications  etc. The definite objectives of the course is to know  (1) what 5G is and its fundamental understanding and the key requirements, key specifications and operational scenarios of 5G and the key architecture behind it; (2) to guide everyone to identify the various aspects of 5G and technologies such as multi-access edge computing (MEC) offered by 5G and  (3) to provide understanding  about the uses and challenges of wireless 5G communication. 

Course Benefits

  • You may be eligible to claim CPD points through your local engineering association.
  •  Receive a Certificate of Completion from EIT.
  • Learn from well-known faculty and industry experts from around the globe.
  • Flexibility of attending anytime from anywhere, even when you are working full-time.
  • Interact with industry experts during the webinars and get the latest updates/announcements on the subject.
  • Experience a global learning with students from various backgrounds and experience which is a great networking opportunity.

Module List 
1  Introduction to 5G 

  • Introduction to wireless 5G communication 
  • Benefits of 5G technology 
  • 5G as a technology vision 
  • Features 
  • Technical objectives 


2  Requirements of 5G 

  • 5G requirements and promises (As per International Telecommunications Union (ITU)) 
  • Bandwidth 
  • Power consumption 
  • Infrastructure 
  • Capacity requirements 
  • Adapting new topologies 


3  Specifications of 5G 

  • Spectral efficiency 
  • Resilience of the network 
  • Disruptive network technologies 
  • Pervasive networks 
  • IoT, IIoT and device-to-device communication  
  • Wireless sensor networks and ubiquitous computing 


4  Progress of 5G Standardization  

  • Progression from 1G to 5G 
  • 5G phase 1 and phase 2 
  • Overview of 3GPP 5G non-standalone specification 
  • Overview of 3GPP 5G standalone specification  
  • Visions of companies  
  • 5G architecture 
5   5G Wireless Air Interface  

  • New access protocols and procedures for collaborative communications 
  • SDR-based air interface  
  • Propagation models for 5G 
  • Prospect of FWA (fixed wireless access) as the 5G use case  
  • Challenges of 5G FWA 
  • Case study 
6  Overview of the 5G Mobile Network  

  • 5G vs. 5GE vs. 4G LTE  
  • Mobile data demands  
  • Enhanced mobile broadband  
  • Energy efficiency  
  • SON evolution for 5G 
7  Operational Scenarios of 5G 

  • Network operation: registration of UE  
  • Authentication  
  • Network redundancy in 5G core and network slicing  
  • 5G evaluation tools and test beds  
  • Examples of 5G scenarios and its technology components 
8  Technology Enablers of 5G 

  • Dynamic spectrum access (DSA) 
  • Interference management 
  • Coordinated multipoint 
  • Caching and delivering techniques 
  • Multi-hop networks 
  • Millimeter-wave 
9  Network Architecture and Services of 5G 

  • 5G core network architecture 
  • 5G core network signalling 
  • Overview of VRAN and open RAN 
  • 5G voice capabilities 
  • Multi-access edge computing (MEC) 


10  Security for 5G Wireless Communications  

  • Overview of 5G security architecture 
  • Security requirements and features  
  • Potential security issues  
  • Access network  
  • Core network  
  • IP network 
11   Applications  and Use Cases of 5G  

  • Smart Grid, SCADA, EMS and critical infrastructure monitoring  
  • Industrial IoT and Smart Manufacturing 
  • m-Health/telemedicine  
  • V2X  
  • 3D/virtual reality (VR)  
  • Public safety and citizen analytic 
  • Autonomous driving 
  • Logistics and Shipping 
  • Sports and fitness management 
  • Opportunities and future of 5G 


12  5G Challenges and Requirements 

  • New radio-access technologies (RAT) 
  • Spectrum bands availability 
  • Networks and devices 
  • Performance requirements 
  • Latency and enhanced reliability 
  • Cyber-attacks on 5G services and networks & cyber security  

After completion of this course, one will be proficient in the knowledge of the fundamentals of 5G wireless communication. One will be able to find out how 5G wireless networks will improve upon the facilities of 4G and understand how it complements the  latest trends such as Smart Grid, SCADA, EMS and critical infrastructure monitoring, V2X, 3D/virtual reality (VR), new radio-access technologies (RAT), M2M, self-driving cars, smart cities, internet of things (IoT), device-to-device communication, broadcast-like services, lifeline communications in times of natural disaster etc.  

To obtain a certificate of completion for EIT’s Professional Certificate of Competency course, students must achieve a 65% attendance rate at the live, online weekly webinars.  Detailed summaries or notes can be submitted in lieu of attendance.  In addition, students must obtain an overall 50% marks in the set assessments which are a practical assessment and a proctored exam. Students must obtain a minimum 40% marks in proctored exam to pass this course. Students must also obtain a mark of 100% in weekly quizzes. If a student does not achieve the required score, resubmission/re-attempt opportunity is given only in the practical assessment and the weekly quizzes, not in the exam.


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Payment Methods

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Who will benefit 

All students who are keen to learn the trending 5G wireless technologies, all engineers, officials, executives, managers, employees from MNCs, regulators, private organizations, telecom operators, vertical industries, telecom investment companies, personnel who are dealing with the planning, developing and implementing 5G networks and MNCs  that are committed to edifice their capacity related to wireless 5G. 


You are expected to spend approximately 5-8 hours per week learning the course content. This includes attending fortnightly webinars that run for about 90 minutes to facilitate class discussion and allow you to ask questions. This program has a 65% attendance requirement in the live webinars in order to graduate from the program.  If you are unable to attend the live webinars, you have the option of watching the recording of completed webinars and sending a summary of what you have learnt from the webinar to the Learning Support officer.  The summaries go towards your attendance requirement for the program.

This program is run online on an intensive part-time basis and has been designed to fit around full-time work. It will take three months to complete.

We understand that sometimes work commitments and personal circumstances can get in the way of your studies, so if at any point you feel that you are struggling with the pace of the course or finding a particular module challenging, you are encouraged to contact your designated Learning Support Officer for assistance.

Registrations are open for our upcoming intakes. Please ensure you book your place at least one week before the start date of the program.

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