- One Semester or equivalent
- 60 hours face to face + Blended
On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.
2024 teaching periods
Higher Ed. Semester 1
Last self enrolment:
Last withdraw without fail:
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, S12.
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
Swinburne Engineering Competencies (A1-7, K1-6, S1-4): find out more about Engineering Skills and Competencies including the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies.