COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

ELE5FCM

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this unit students will be introduced to the fundamental principles of communication systems. The unit will focus on the properties of signals and noise, Fourier analysis, linear systems and lossless transmission, linear and exponential modulation techniques, typical communications systems, such as radio broadcasting and transmitters/receivers. Other topics include pulse code modulation, time division multiplexing and frequency division multiplexing. Also included is transmission line theory including distributed circuit analysis, characteristics impedance and sinusoidal waves on transmission lines. The subject will also introduce students to IEEE communications standards an examine global issues an challenges faced by engineers, governments, policy setters and companies/organisations.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDarrell Elton

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admission into SMELE or SMTNE or LMEM or SMENE.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically evaluate analytical tools in modern communication systems to ensure appropriate standards.

Activities:
Lectures cover both theory and practical procedures.

02. Apply problem solving techniques to solve real world communication systems problems.

Activities:
Theory presented in lectures is re-enforced with practical laboratory exercises that require research, the development of analysis skills using modelling tools including MATLAB Communications Toolbox.

03. Simulate, analyse, evaluate complex communication systems using MATLAB.

Activities:
MATLAB is used in lectures to demonstrate the operation of various communication systems, and subsequently to solve assignment and lab problems.

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Melbourne, 2020, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDarrell Elton

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 11 - 22
One 3.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 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.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Lab (approx 1,500 words)30 02, 03
Assignments (approx 1,000 words)10 01, 03
One 2-hour examination60 01, 02, 03

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDarrell Elton

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 42
One 3.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 42
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 42
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
4 Lab reports (approx 1,000 words)020 02, 03
2 Written Assignments (approx 1,000 words)020 01, 03
One 2-hour computer based examinationShort answer and problem solving tasks using MATLAB040 01, 02, 03
1 hour mid-semester online quiz020 01, 02