Signals and Systems - EENG5690

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Module delivery information

This module is not currently running in 2024 to 2025.


This module introduces basic concepts and techniques for describing and analysing continuous and discrete time signals and systems. It also introduces the fundamentals of feedback control systems, covering techniques for the analysis and design of such systems.


Contact hours

Total contact hours: 45
Private study hours: 105
Total study hours: 150

Method of assessment

Examination 60%
Coursework 40%

Indicative reading

Core Text
• MCCLELLAN, James H., SCHAFER, Ronald W. and YODER, M. A., (2015). DSP First (second edition) . Pearson
• NISE, Norman S. (2015) Control Systems Engineering (7th edition), J.Wiley

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1. demonstrate the basic techniques used to describe continuous and discrete time signals and systems;
2. demonstrate familiarity with time and frequency domain representation and description of signals and systems;
3. demonstrate an understanding of basic transform techniques used to convert between time and frequency domain descriptions of signals and systems;
4. demonstrate the application of Fourier and Laplace Transform techniques for analysing the behaviour of signals and systems;
5. demonstrate an ability to use MATLAB as a tool for analysing the behaviour of continuous time signals and systems;
6. demonstrate an understanding of Control and Feedback;
7. demonstrate an understanding of Proportional, Integral and Differential (PID) controller architectures;
8. demonstrate an appreciation of the importance of Control in real-life and robotic applications.


  1. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  2. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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