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Communication Theory (8233.4)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 2 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Technology


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    • Semester 2, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (182220) - View
    • Semester 2, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (166047) - View
    • Semester 2, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (152259) - View
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    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

    On 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, 2L + 1T + 1L.


    8235 Signals and Systems.



    Assumed Knowledge


    Equivalent Units

    8233 Communication Theory.

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