Selected Topics in Telecommunications


The objectives of this unit are focused on learning specialized topics in various areas of telecommunications, from the physical level to the upper layers (MAC, network, etc.).

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Luís Filipe Lourenço Bernardo, Paulo da Costa Luís da Fonseca Pinto


Weekly - 4

Total - 114

Teaching language



The number of students enrolled in this course is limited. The ranking of the students to be admitted in the couse is composed by two metrics:

1. The number of courses successfully attended by the students in Telecommunications (from the ones taught in the 4th and 5th year);

2. For each group of students with the same number of attended courses in the previous point, the tie-breaker is based on the arithmetic mean of the grades achieved in the courses.


Specific papers in several areas, depending on the selected topic.

Teaching method

This UC will take place on a tutorial basis. The insctructors involved in the course will carry out a study plan related to the topic to be developed by the student. During the semester, the student will be accompanied by theinstructor in order to consolidate the points covered during the study.

Evaluation method

Two presentations evaluated by the members of the Telecommunications Section

Subject matter

- New advances on physical layer;

- New advances on MAC sublayer;

- New advances on Network layer;

- New advances on upper layers (transport, application);


Programs where the course is taught: