Communications Principles

TNE30003 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Sarawak Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 60 Hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2022 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

28 Feb 22 - 29 May 22

5 Jul 22

Last self enrolment:
13 Mar 22

31 Mar 22

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Apr 22

Aims and objectives

This unit of study aims to allow you to gain a broad understanding of the fundamental signal processing and modulation concepts and methods that underpin analogue and digital transmission for both wireless and wired communications.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)

Students who successfully complete this unit should be able to:

1. Appreciate and use terminology, concepts, standards and techniques of signal processing for communication systems. K2, S1

2. Describe and critically analyse common signal processing concepts and methods. K3

3. Analyse the performance of various modulation methods for analogue and digital transmission. S1 S2

4. Predict the effect of noise on signal reception. K2, S1

5. Synthesise signal processing modules to implement communications systems. K3, K4, S2

6. Appreciate modern broadcast systems such as Digital TV and Digital Radio. K2, S1

7. Safely conduct practical experiments using appropriate test equipment and signal processing modules both for analogue and digital transmission. Analyse and interpret the results and errors, formulate conclusions and generate a high quality written report both individually and as part of a team. A2, K3, S2