Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Wireless Sersor Networks BSM 460 8 3 + 0 3 5
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Doç.Dr. CÜNEYT BAYILMIŞ
Course Lecturers Doç.Dr. CÜNEYT BAYILMIŞ,
Course Assistants Research Asst. Abdullah SEVİN
Course Category
Course Objective The aims of this course are that to introduce architecture, protocols and application areas of Wireless Sensor Network(WSN) and also to develop industrial application using WNSs.
Course Content Introduction to WSNs, Sensor nodes architecture, Application areas of WSNs, Layered network model, Medium access control and routing mechanisms for WSNs, security in WNS, clustering in WSNs Simulation of WNSs, usage operating systems in WSNs, to develop application based on WNS, Project presentation
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Know the wireless sensor nodes Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing, Oral Exam,
2 Learn the application areas of wireless sensor networks Lecture, Question-Answer, Homework, Testing, Oral Exam,
3 Learn the developped protocols for wireless sensor network Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing, Oral Exam,
4 Use a simulation tool for Wireless sensor network simulation Lecture, Question-Answer, Motivations to Show, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
5 Develop an application for WNSs Lecture, Project Based Learning, Testing, Project / Design,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Introduction to wireless sensor networks
2 Arhitecture of WNS nodes, today´s commercial nodes and application areas
3 Layered Network Architecture of WSNs and Physical Layer Specifications in WSNs
4 Data Link Layer and Media Access Protocols in WSNs (IEEE 802.15.4, IEEE 802.15.6)
5 Routing Layer Protocols in WSN and Development Protocols
6 Transport and Application Layer Protocols for WSNs
7 Clustering in WSNs
8 Security in WSNs
9 Modelling and simulation of WSNs
10 Operating Systems for WSNs (TinyOS)
11 Programming of WSN nodes (MicaZ, IRIS, iMote)
12 Example Applications with WSN nodes
13 Project Presentation
14 Project Presentation
Course Notes Lecture Notes(SABIS)
Course Resources 1. Kazem Sohraby, Daniel Minoli, and Taieb Znati. Wireless Sensor
Networks: Technology, Protocols, and Applications. Wiley-Interscience. 2007
2. Feng Zhao and Leonidas Guibas, Wireless Sensor Networks: An Information Processing Approach (ISBN 1-55860-914-8), 2004.
3. I.F. Akyildiz, W. Su, Y. Sankarasubramaniam and E. Cayirci, “Wireless Sensor Networks: A Survey,” Computer Networks, Vol. 38, No. 4, pp. 393-422, March 2002.
4. OPNET, Discrete Event Simulation
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To have sufficient foundations on engineering subjects such as science and discrete mathematics, probability/statistics; an ability to use theoretical and applied knowledge of these subjects together for engineering solutions, X
2 An ability to determine, describe, formulate and solve engineering problems; for this purpose, an ability to select and apply proper analytic and modeling methods,al background in describing, formulating, modeling and analyzing the engineering problem, with a consideration for appropriate analytical solutions in all necessary situations X
3 An ability to select and use modern techniques and tools for engineering applications; an ability to use information technologies efficiently, X
4 An ability to analyze a system, a component or a process and design a system under real limits to meet desired needs; in this direction, an ability to apply modern design methods, X
5 An ability to design, conduct experiment, collect data, analyze and comment on the results and consciousness of becoming a volunteer on research, X
6 Understanding, awareness of administration, control, development and security/reliability issues about information technologies, X
7 An ability to work efficiently in multidisciplinary teams, self confidence to take responsibility, X
8 An ability to present himself/herself or a problem with oral/written techniques and have efficient communication skills; know at least one extra language, X
9 An awareness about importance of lifelong learning; an ability to update his/her knowledge continuously by means of following advances in science and technology, X
10 Understanding, practicing of professional and ethical responsibilities, an ability to disseminate this responsibility on society, X
11 An understanding of project management, workplace applications, health issues of laborers, environment and job safety; an awareness about legal consequences of engineering applications,
12 An understanding universal and local effects of engineering solutions; awareness of entrepreneurial and innovation and to have knowledge about contemporary problems.
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 60
1. Ödev 5
2. Ödev 5
1. Proje / Tasarım 30
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 60
1. Final 40
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 1 16
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Assignment 2 8 16
Project / Design 1 12 12
Final examination 1 15 15
Total Workload 117
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 4.68
dersAKTSKredisi 5