Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This unit will study principles and techniques of modern digital communication systems for wired and wireless applications. Topics will include advanced digital modulation and detection techniques, channel coding techniques for dealing with errors, and the trade-offs between modulation and coding.

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDavid Tay

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites ELE3CMN or Admission into SMTNE


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsDigital communications: fundamentals and applications,PrescribedSklar, B.,PRENTICE HALL, 2001.

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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-ordinatorDavid Tay

Class requirements

Laboratory Class
One 1.0 hours laboratory class per week and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 11 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
assignments equivalent to 1000 wordsIn order to pass the unit students must obtain an overall pass grade, pass the examination and pass the practical work.20
laboratory reports equivalent to 1500 words30
one 2-hour examination50