Course syllabus

Modern Wireless Systems - 5G and Beyond
Moderna trådlösa system - 5G och dess efterföljare

EITP30, 7.5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2024/25
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering LTH
Decided by: PLED C/D
Date of Decision: 2024-04-16
Effective: 2024-05-08

General Information

Main field: Communication Systems Depth of study relative to the degree requirements: Second cycle, in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
Elective for: C4-ks, D4, E4-ks, MSOC2, MWIR2
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


This course considers the latest technology development in wireless communications, including 5G and LTE systems. These systems are high performing and represent "state-of-the-art" in many aspects. A central part of this course is to give detailed knowledge of the communication methods that are used in down-link and in up-link, respectively, that make these high performance increases possible. This course also includes trends for future system solutions. The aim of this course is to give good knowledge concerning principles, concepts, functioning, performance and limitations for such systems for mobile communications.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


The course will contain the following topics:

  1. Evolution of wireless communication from 1G up to 5G
  2. 5G Standardization and spectrum allocation
  3. Introduction to OFDM: single-carrier communication VS multi-carrier communication
  4. The role of FFT in OFDM signals generation: advantages and disadvantages
  5. Multipath propagation effects onto OFDM signals: the importance of cyclic prefix insertion
  6. Channel estimation in OFDM systems
  7. Introduction to LTE
  8. LTE Signals’ structure
  9. LTE Channel-dependent scheduling
  10. LTE Radio-interface architecture
  11. LTE Transport-channel processing
  12. LTE Physical-layer control signaling
  13. LTE Initial access overview
  14. LTE Random access channel overview
  15. A smooth transition to 5G/NR from LTE (5G/NR Introduction)
  16. 5G/NR Signals’ structure
  17. 5G/NR Radio-interface architecture
  18. 5G/NR Transport-channel processing
  19. 5G/NR Multi-antenna transmission and beam management
  20. 5G/NR Physical-layer control signaling
  21. 5G/NR Initial access overview
  22. Successful examples of future applications in 5G/NR
  23. Vision and thoughts towards 6G
  24. Professionals from leading companies talk about the development of wireless technologies

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U, 3, 4, 5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Written examination (5hours), laboratory work report, and oral presentation of the laboratory work. Approved laboratory work is a requirement to be allowed to enter the written examination.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Code: 0122. Name: Written Exam.
Credits: 5.5. Grading scale: TH - (U, 3, 4, 5). Assessment: Approved exam. The module includes: Written exam
Code: 0222. Name: Computer Laboratory Sessions.
Credits: 2.0. Grading scale: UG - (U, G). Assessment: Computer lab. The module includes: Students should complete some tasks during the computer based laboratory classes.


Assumed prior knowledge: ETT051/EITG05 Digital Communications. EITN75 Wireless System Design Principles
The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list


Course coordinator: Aleksei Fedorov,
Examinator: Anders J Johansson,
Course homepage:

Further information

With less than 16 participants, the course may be given with reduced teaching and more self studies.