ENEL420-17S2 (C) Semester Two 2017

Advanced Signals

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2017
End Date: Sunday, 19 November 2017
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 28 July 2017
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 13 October 2017


An advanced course on methods for digitally processing signals. Practical methods of designing digital signal filters, especially those with finite impulse response, including implementation on devices with finite precision. Transforming signals with applications in 1D and 2D. Statistical processing of signals. Methods for multirate processing of signals.

Topics include:
• A thorough appraisal of aliasing, including bandpass sampling.
• Practical methods of designing digital filters, especially those with finite impulse response.
• Implementation of filters on devices with finite precision.  
• Multirate signal processing: the manipulation of sampling rates and filters for faster DSP.  
• Two-dimensional spectra and the 2D Fourier transform.  
• Applications of the 2D Fourier transform to image processing.  
• Statistical processing of signals.

Learning Outcomes

  • At the end of this course, the student will:

  • Understand sampling and aliasing in both the signal and frequency domains
  • Be able to design FIR filters using various methods
  • Understand the effects of finite precision on digital filters
  • Be able to apply multirate methods for efficient DSP
  • Understand two-dimensional spectra and the 2D Fourier transform
  • Be able to apply the 2D Fourier transform to problems in image processing
  • Understand and apply the 1D wavelet transform
  • Understand and apply statistical methods to signal processing




Course Coordinator

Rick Millane


Phil Bones


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Assignment One 15%
Assignment Two 30%
Final Exam 55%

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Ifeachor, Emmanuel C. , Jervis, Barrie W; Digital signal processing : a practical approach ; 2nd ed; Prentice Hall, 2002.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,038.00

International fee $5,000.00

* 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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  • ENEL420-17S2 (C) Semester Two 2017