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Communication Theory PG (10101.2)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Technology

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    Syllabus

    This unit comprehends the basic concepts of communication theory, such as communication systems, analog and digital signals, signal-to-noise ratio, channel bandwidth and the rate of communication. The behaviour of communication systems in the presence of noise will be introduced. Information theory, source encoding and error-free communication over a noisy channel, Shannon's Equation and performance are discussed. The basic concepts of sampling theory, modulation, coding, and random processes in a communication system are introduced.

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Articulate a communication system with basic communication theory such as the sampling theorem, analog-to-digital (A/D) conversion, coding systems, channel capacity and Shannon's equation;

    2. Describe major signal modulations;

    3. Express the performance of networks, such as a communication system with error, noise, and random processes; and

    4. Explain a network system in terms of SNR and bandwidth.

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    Up to 4 hours per week, consisting of 2 hour lecture, 1 hour tutorial and 1 hour laboratory.

    Prerequisites

    None.

    Corequisites

    None.

    Assumed Knowledge

    None.

    Incompatible Units

    None.

    Equivalent Units

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