Communication Theory (8233.4)
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|0.125||3||Faculty Of Science And Technology|
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|Academic Program Area - Technology||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn 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 - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
Prerequisites8235 Signals and Systems.
Equivalent units8233 Communication Theory.
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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.
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 in 5(a) (the marks at least 50% in each of the lsited items).
The grade requirements are then
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.
|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|
|Lab Report||15 hours|
|Project Report||20 hours|
|Exam study||52 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
This unit involves online meetings in real time using the Blackboard Collaborate tool. Blackboard Collaborate provides a virtual classroom or meeting room where you can communicate in real time with your lecturer and other students. To participate verbally, rather than just typing, you will need a microphone. For best audio quality we recommend a microphone and speaker headset. For more information and to test your computer, please visit the LearnOnline Student Help and click on the link to Blackboard Collaborate.
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit involves "professional practicum" such as there is 240V AC at your lab and therefore, additional student responsibilities are required in addition to those described in section 6. Work-place learning requires strict adherence to professional practice principles and ethics. The professional nature of this unit also requires 100% participation at all learning activities for the successful completion of this unit (also see section 6c). If attendance requirements cannot be satisfied (e.g. timetable clash), it is recommended that you meet with your Course Convener to schedule this unit for a future teaching period.