Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students are introduced to digital signal processing (DSP) and linear control systems. Students first study the necessary analytical DSP and control systems skills including Fourier analysis, linear systems z-transform, Laplace transform, stability analysis, root-locus techniques and frequency response methods. Then they apply these skills to a range of real world problems such as removing noise from audio, speech and digital images and the analysis of characteristics and performance of feedback control systems. The DSP element of this subject is an excellent preparation for a career in multimedia processing while the study of linear control systems develops essential engineering skills to analyze and design digital and physical systems.

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSong Wang

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites ELE2CIR


Incompatible subjects ELE3SIP, ELE3CON, ELE5FPC

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsDSP First: A multimedia approach,PrescribedMcClellan, J. H., Schafer, R. W., Yoder, M. A.PRENTICE-HALL 1998.
ReadingsDigital signal processing,PrescribedProakis, J. and Manolakis, D. G.4TH EDN. PEARSON PRENTICE HALL, 2007
ReadingsModern control systemsPrescribedDorf, RC and Bishop, RH 201112TH EDN, PRENTICE HALL

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSong Wang

Class requirements

Laboratory Class
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week and delivered via face-to-face.

Two 1.0 hours lecture per week and delivered via face-to-face.

One 1.0 hours tutorial per week and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
assignments (equivalent to 750-word equivalent)In order to pass this unit students must obtain an overall pass grade, pass the examination and pass the practical work.20
laboratory work (equivalent to 750-words)20
one 2-hour examination60