ENEL320-16S2 (C) Semester Two 2016

Signals and Communications

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 11 July 2016
End Date: Sunday, 13 November 2016
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 22 July 2016
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 7 October 2016


Communication engineering and signal processing. Convolution, correlation, Fourier series and transform, amplitude modulation, angle modulation, analogue filters, random processes, noise in modulated systems, discrete signal processing, digital transmission (PCM, TDM and FDM), DTFT/DFT and FIR/IIR filter design.

Topics covered in this course include:
• Convolution and correlation
• Fourier series and transform
• Linear systems
• Amplitude modulation
• Carrier acquisition/ recovery
• Angle modulation
• Analogue filters
• Random processes
• Noise in modulated systems
• Discrete signals and systems.
• Digital transmission, PCM, TDM and FDM.
• DTFT and DFT
• FIR and IIR filter design.

Learning Outcomes

  • At the end of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Understand the fundamentals of signal processing in time and frequency domains.
  • Be able to apply the signal processing techniques to communications engineering systems.
  • Understand the theory behind transmission and reception of information using a carrier waveform.
  • Be able to analyse noise in modulated systems.
  • Design analogue and digital filters.



ENEL332, ENEL351

Course Coordinator

For further information see Electrical and Computer Engineering Head of Department


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Final Exam 50%
Labs 10%
Test 40%

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Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $901.00

International fee $4,863.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Electrical and Computer Engineering .

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  • ENEL320-16S2 (C) Semester Two 2016