ENEL422-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024

Communications Engineering

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2024
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 3 March 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 12 May 2024

Description

Topics covered: baseband transmission, signal space, digital modulation and reception, equalization, communications systems, error control coding and networking.

This course provides a basic understanding of modern digital communications systems (with an emphasis on wireless communications) and an introduction to the analytical tools to design systems and analyse their performance.  The key topics covered are baseband transmission, signal space, digital modulation and reception, equalization, communications systems, error control coding and networking. The course will focus on the technical aspects of communication systems engineering and at times will be mathematical. It requires a good grasp of probability theory and random processes for both performance analysis and design.

Learning Outcomes

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

LO1: Appraise and analyse the application of key wireless communications and networking technologies (WA2, WA3, WA4).

LO2: Apply analytical mathematical techniques to design and appraise communication systems (WA1, WA2, WA3, WA4).

LO3: Communicate the design of communication systems in a variety of ways (WA10)

LO4: Identify and reflect on socio-technical and environmental outcomes associated with communication systems (WA6, WA7, WA12).

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.

Prerequisites

Restrictions

ENEL433

Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00 Psychology - Sociology 252 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 13:00 - 14:00 A8 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 A8 Lecture Theatre
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 19:00 - 20:00 A4 Lecture Theatre
22 Apr - 28 Apr

Course Coordinator

Philippa Martin

Lecturer

Graeme Woodward

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Test 30%
Assignment 20%
Final Exam 50%

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Philippa Martin; ENEL422 Learn Page ; (There is no specific text for this course. However, you should do considerable reading outside of the lectures. The major recommended references are listed below. Copies of the lecture notes and recommended reading material will be posted on Learn).

Recommended Reading

Haykin, S; Communication Systems ; 4th; Wiley, 2001.

Lathi, B. P. , Ding, Zhi; Modern digital and analog communication systems ; 4th ed; Oxford University Press, 2009.

Leon-Garcia, Alberto. , Widjaja, Indra; Communication networks : fundamental concepts and key architectures ; 2nd ed; McGraw-Hill, 2004.

Additional Course Outline Information

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

Contact Hours

Lectures: 36 hours
Tutorials: 0 hours
Workshops: 0 hours
Laboratories: 0 hours

Independent study

Review of lectures: 54 hours
Test and exam preparation: 30 hours
Assignments: 30 hours
Tutorial preparation: 0 hours
Laboratory calculations: 0 hours

Total 150

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,197.00

International fee $6,000.00

* 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 .

All ENEL422 Occurrences

  • ENEL422-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024