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H63DCM Digital Communications
(Last Updated:03 May 2017)

Year  17/18

Total Credits: 10

Level: Level 3

Target Students:  Students on degree programmes in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and students from other degree programmes with an interest in digital communication  Available to JYA/Erasmus students.

Taught Semesters:

Autumn Assessed by end of Autumn Semester 

Prerequisites: An understanding of Fourier series and transform techniques, including filtering, the convolution theorem and the sampling theorem.

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  This module is an introduction to the operation of modern digital communication systems. Topics covered include:

Module Web Links:
  • H63DCM
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    Method and Frequency of Class:

    ActivityNumber Of WeeksNumber of sessionsDuration of a session
    Lecture 11 weeks2 per week1 hour

    Activities may take place every teaching week of the Semester or only in specified weeks. It is usually specified above if an activity only takes place in some weeks of a Semester

    Further Activity Details:
    Two 1-hour lectures per week.

    Method of Assessment: 

    Assessment TypeWeightRequirements
    Exam 1 100 2 hour exam 

    Dr J Walker

    Education Aims:  To introduce students to the concepts and operating principles of modern digital communication systems. The module will use a number of system examples such as compact disk, local area networks and digital television to illustrate the application of these concepts and operating principles.

    Learning Outcomes:  

    By the end of the module, students should be able to;

  • demonstrate an awareness of the methods employed in the digital coding and decoding of signals and data
  • select and apply suitable digital coding and decoding methods for specified signals or data
  • select and apply analytical techniques to assess the performance of specified digital communication systems

    Offering School:  Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

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