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Signals and Systems (8235.3)

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


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This unit introduces the concepts of signal processing including transformations between continuous and discrete signals, time and frequency domains using Fourier series and Fourier transforms, and the characterisation of linear systems via the Laplace transform. Statistical methods, random variables, probability theory and applications are be covered.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Use MATLAB for the solution of numerical problems in linear algebra, statistics, probability theory, sampling and quantisation. They will be able to describe the important probability distribution functions, and understand and use basic statistical methods; and

2. Be able to use sinusoids and exponentials as fundamental building blocks in the description of analog circuits and continuous systems, and in the representation of signals in the frequency domain. They will be able to describe the continuous to discrete sampling process and implement strategies to avoid the problems of aliasing.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

3 hours lectures and 1 hour tutorial per week; plus 3 hour laboratory work (6 weeks).


10087 Engineering Mathematics



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