Communications Principles - EL570

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2020 to 2021
Canterbury
Spring 5 15 (7.5) DR H Zhu checkmark-circle

Overview

This module introduces fundamental concepts of communication systems and communications networks, including baseband signals and noise, analogue modulation/demodulation, sampling and digitisation, digital modulation/demodulation, network architecture and topologies, link layer, local area network and Internet protocols. Extensive practical work is included. Examples classes also support student learning.

Details

Contact hours

Total contact hours: 35
Private study hours: 115
Total study hours: 150

Method of assessment

Examination 70%
Coursework 30%

Indicative reading

See http://readinglists.kent.ac.uk

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate knowledge of different modulation and demodulation techniques;
2. Demonstrate an understanding of digital transmission and the effects of noise;
3. Demonstrate basic knowledge of communication network architectures, protocols and topologies;

Notes

  1. Credit level 5. Intermediate level module usually taken in Stage 2 of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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