ENEL320-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023

Signals and Communications

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 30 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 1 October 2023


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 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;

Learning Outcomes

  • At the conclusion of this course you should be able to:

  • LO1: Describe and apply appropriate theories and mathematical techniques for use in analogue and digital signal processing (WA1, WA2)

  • LO2: Differentiate types of analogue and digital filters, and apply these filters in signal processing applications (WA2, WA3, WA4)

  • LO3: Process analogue and digital signals using contemporary mathematical techniques and tools for communication and other systems. (WA3, WA4, WA5)

  • LO4: Work collaboratively in a team environment (WA9)
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

      Employable, innovative and enterprising

      Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.



ENEL332, ENEL351

Course Coordinator

Joe Chen


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Assignment 1 15%
Assignment 2 15%
Test 30%
Quizzes 6%
Final Exam 34%

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

Lathi, B. P. , Ding, Zhi; Modern digital and analog communication systems ; Fifth Edition; Oxford University Press, 2019.

Course links

Course Outline

Additional Course Outline Information

Mahi ā-Ākonga | Workload (expected distribution of student hours, note 15 points = 150 hours):

Contact Hours

Lectures: 36
Tutorials: 12

Independent study

Review of lectures: 30
Test and exam preparation: 30
Assignments: 18
Tutorial preparation: 24
Laboratory calculations: 0

Total 150

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,030.00

International fee $5,750.00

* 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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