ENEL320-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020

Signals and Communications

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 13 July 2020
End Date: Sunday, 8 November 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 24 July 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 25 September 2020


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:
• Communication engineering and signal processing;
• Convolution and correlation;
• Fourier series and transform;
• Amplitude modulation;
• Angle modulation;
• Analogue filters;
• Discrete signals and systems;
• Random processes;
• Generating digital signals (sampling and quantisation);
• Fourier transform for discrete signals (DTFT/DFT);
• Digital filter (FIR and IIR) design;
• Image processing.

Learning Outcomes

  • At the end of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Describe the fundamentals of signal processing in time and frequency domains;
  • Describe the difference between analogue and digital signal processing.
  • Explain different types of analogue and digital filters and be able to design the filters.
  • Apply the signal processing techniques to communications engineering systems and other areas in engineering.
  • Perform modulation and demodulation for amplitude, phase and frequency modulation.
  • Describe the theory behind transmission and reception of information using a carrier waveform.
  • Demonstrate competence using the basic tools in statistics for signal processing.



ENEL332, ENEL351

Course Coordinator

Karla Smith


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Labs 5%
Test 40%
Lab Assessment 2 5%
Final Exam 50%

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Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $975.00

International fee $5,500.00

* 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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