Communication Theory PG (10101.2)
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|Academic Program Area - Technology||Post Graduate Level|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesUpon 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.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
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Textbook: Simon Haykin and Michael Moher, Communication systems,
John Wiley & Sonc, Inc, 5th ed., 2009.
Reference book: Simon Haykin and Michael Moher, Introduction to analog and digital communications,
John Wiley & Sonc, Inc, 2nd ed., 2007.
For Unit readings and resources in the University of Canberra Library
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Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
To obtain a pass grade in continuous assessment you must gain at least 50% in each of the following assessment items
- Assignment 1
- Assignment 2
- Final Exam
An Overall Mark is calculated as a sum of marks obtained for the items listed above
The grade requirements are then
The rest information can be referred to above (5a)
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
The amount of time you will need to spend on study in this unit will depend on a number of factors including your prior knowledge, learning skill level and learning style. Nevertheless, in planning your time commitments you should note that for a 3cp unit the total notional workload over the semester or term is assumed to be 150 hours. These hours include time spent in classes.
|Lectures (13x2)||26 hours|
|Tutorial/Labs (12x2)||24 hours|
|Self Directed Study (15x2)||30 hours|
|Assignment 1 (4x5)||20 hours|
|Assignment 2 (4x5)||20 hours|
|Final Exam (2x15)||30 hours|
Your participation in both class and online activities will enhance your understanding of the unit content and therefore the quality of your assessment responses. Lack of participation may result in your inability to satisfactorily pass assessment items.
Required IT skills
Ability to use computers
Work placement, internships or practicums