CET705 Fibre Optic Network Design III

Course Provider

School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE)



Academic Unit



The objective of this course is to understand the fibre optic communication  network and its various topologies used in the communication industry. The functionality of fibre optic network modes such as access network,  metropolitan network and long haul undersea network. 

This course is part of:
- Graduate Certificate in Information and Telecommunication Engineering
- FlexiMasters  in Information and Telecommunication Engineering

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Course Availability

  • Date(s): 02 to 03 Dec 2023

    Time: 2 & 3 Dec 2023 / 9am - 5pm

    Venue: NTU Virtual Learning Environment

    Registration is closed.

On completion of the course, the learners should be able to:

1. Get the overview of network topologies used in the communication industry;
2. Understand the requirements for access network, metropolitan network and long haul and;
3. Understand the routing principles of optical network.
Network fundamentals
Basic types of network principles and network nodes will be discussed.

Synchronous optical networks (SONET/SDH)

SONET/SDH frame structure. Elements of SONET/SDH networks. Singlehop and multi-hop optical networks. The data rate handling capability of  above-mentioned networks will be discussed.

Optical access networks
FTTX. Gigabit Ethernet passive optical networks (EPON). Wavelengthrouted optical networks. Design examples will be discussed including few  case studies.

For aspiring engineers and Information technologists who wish to improve their knowledge and skills in the broad area of communication engineering.

Standard Course Fee: S$1,620

SSG Funding Support

Course fee payable after SSG funding, if eligible under various schemes

Fee BEFORE funding & GST

Fee AFTER funding & 8% GST

Singapore Citizens (SCs) and Permanent Residents (PRs) (Up to 70% funding)



Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS)


SCs aged ≥ 40 years old
SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)
(Up to 90% funding)

• NTU/NIE alumni may utilise their $1,600 Alumni Course Credits. Click here for more information.

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FlexiMasters in Information and Telecommunication Engineering

CET700 Signal Space and Modulation1
CET701 Error-Correction Coding1
CET702 Spread-Spectrum Communication System1
CET703 Fibre Optic Network Design I1
CET704 Fibre Optic Network Design II1
CET706 Wireless Channel Models1
CET707 Fading Mitigation Techniques1
CET708 Wireless Networks1
CET709 Fundamentals of Computer Networks1
CET710 Traffic Engineering in Computer Networks1
CET711 Network Security1
CET712 Passive RF circuits1
CET713 Active RF circuits I1
CET714 Active RF circuits II1

Listed courses are:

  • Credit-bearing and stackable to Graduate Certificate in Information and Telecommunication Engineering (total 9AUs) and FlexiMasters in Information and Telecommunication Engineering  (total 15AUs) 
  • SSG funded and SkillsFuture Credit approved.