Digital Signal Processing and Control - EENG6760

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2021 to 2022
Combined Autumn and Spring Terms 6 15 (7.5) Xinggang Yan checkmark-circle


This module continues the study of classical control and signal processing and further takes the classical control and signal processing developed in module EL569 into the digital domain. Tools are developed for analysis in the digital environment and there is a strong emphasis on design and evaluation.


Contact hours

Total contact hours: 52
Private study hours: 98
Total study hours: 150

Method of assessment

Examination 60%
Coursework 40%

Indicative reading

• Dorf, RC, Bishop, Robert H. (c2011) Modern control systems, Pearson, Boston, London
• Dorsey, J (2002) Continuous and discrete control systems: modelling, identification, design, and implementation, McGraw-Hill, Boston, London
• Nise, NS. (c2011) Control systems engineering, J Wiley, Hoboken N.J
• Ogata, K (c2010) Modern control engineering, Pearson, Boston, London
• Ogata, K (1995) Discrete-time control systems, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, N.J
• Franklin, GF, Powell, DJ, Emami-Naeini, A (c2010) Feedback control of dynamic systems, Pearson, London, Upper Saddle River, N.J.
• Introduction to digital signal processing - Meddins, Bob, Dawsonera 2000
• Digital signal processing: a practical approach - Ifeachor, 2002
• Digital signal processing - Proakis, John G., Manolakis, Dimitris G. 2007

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

1. Understand Analog to Digital and Digital to Analog Conversion and the Sampling Theorem
2. Understand the Discrete Fourier Transform, the Fast Fourier Transform and the z-Transform
3. Design and implement digital FIR and IIR Filters
4. Understand some real-world applications of Digital Signal Processing
5. Apply classical feedback control methods
6. Understand controller emulation methods
7. Design and implement digital feedback control systems
8. Understand the application of control theory in real life engineering systems.


  1. Credit level 6. Higher level module usually taken in Stage 3 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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