Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will study principles and techniques of modern digital communication systems for wired and wireless applications. Topics will include advanced digital modulation and detection techniques and channel coding techniques for dealing with errors. The system function and performance aspects of telecommunication systems will also be covered.

SchoolEngineering and Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDennis Deng

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites ELE5FCM or admission into one of the following courses: LMEM, SMTNE All other students require subject coordinator's approval


Incompatible subjectsELE5BDC

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate knowledge on fundamental principles and techniques of modern digital communication systems.
02. Analyse some important modulation and channel coding techniques in communication systems.
03. Simulate digital communication systems under varying conditions using computer and report on performance.
04. Analyse telecommunication system functions and their performance measures

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDennis Deng

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 11 - 22
One 3.00 h laboratory class every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 2-hour exam One two hour written exam is completed by all students as part of the summative assessmentN/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4
Laboratories reports equivalent to 1500 words Verbal comments are given during laboratory as part of the formative feedback.N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Assignments equivalent to 1000 wordsN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4