This unit introduces modern communication systems fundamentals for engineering students specialised in electronics and communication engineering and other electrical engineering streams. It starts with an introduction to analog communication systems for the concepts of AM and FM communication, and phase locked loop for FM synchronisation. After discussed pulse code modulation (PCM), the baseband modulation theory is discussed. An introduction to advanced digital modulation is included with a wireless communication case study. This unit is the discipline knowledge required for design and application of basic communication system or study of more advanced communication topics in Communication systems 2.
|Unit name||Communication Systems|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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1. Explain major components and technologies in modern communication systems including analog modulation and digital modulation techniques, communication channels, communication errors and communication system performance measures.
2. Identify the design objective and the life cycle of a digital communication system design.
3. Apply frequency domain and time domain methods to model typical analog and digital communication systems and analyse system function and efficiency.
4. Design basic components in transmitter and receiver to achieve effective communication.
5. Test some basic communication systems for their performance analysis by simulation.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|2||2020: $1,190.00||2020: $2,798.00||031307|
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ENG234 and ENG233
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
Four major assessments: Analog communication lab (10%), in-semester test (10%), digital communication lab mini-project (40%) and 3-hr end of semester exam (40%)
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