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TELX 1520 - 5G Essentials

Electronics Technical Part-time Studies Course

School of Energy

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the Winter 2022 term as informed by BC Provincial Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

Course Details

​The 5G Essentials course offers an interactive online knowledge-based approach for individuals looking to learn about 5G wireless technologies. This course provides learners an overview of 5G technologies, network architecture and features that have been developed for both consumers and industry. If you are interested in exploring core technologies that have enhanced communications and will lead to digital convergence, then this course will open the door to 5G now and its possibilities moving forward.





Winter 2022

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 88973

Sat Feb 26 - Sat Mar 26 5 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 26 - Mar 26 Sat 09:00 - 16:00 Online



Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Note: BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a Part-time Studies course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the basic subsystems of a Cellular Network
  • Identify general characteristics of previous Cellular technologies
  • Describe the key technologies in a 5G Network
  • Identify the key features and applications of 5G technologies
  • Identify various industries working with 5G networks

Effective as of Winter 2021


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