Digital Signal Processing and Control - EENG6760

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Combined Autumn and Spring Terms 6 15 (7.5) Xinggang Yan checkmark-circle


This module is focused on the study of digital signal processing and control of continuous systems and discrete time systems. The digital signal part includes Fourier transform, IIR Filters and FIR Filters. The control part continues the study of classical control of continuous system as well as digital control. There is a strong emphasis on design and evaluation.


Contact hours

Total contact hours: 40
Private study hours: 110
Total study hours: 150

Method of assessment

Examination 70%
Coursework 30%

Indicative reading

• Dorf, RC, Bishop, Robert H. (c2011) Modern control systems, Pearson, Boston, London
• Nise, NS. (c2011) Control systems engineering, J Wiley, Hoboken N.J
• Ogata, K (1995) Discrete-time control systems, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, N.J

• Li Tan, (2008) Digital Signal Processing, Academic Press: Boston.
• M. H. Hayes; M. H. Hayes, Digital signal processing: a practical approach - c2002
• John G. Proakis; Dimitris G. Manolakis, Digital signal processing, 2007

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate a systematic understanding of key aspects of digital transforms, and sampling for conversion between analogue and digital signals.
2. Apply the methods and techniques of digital FIR and IIR Filter implementation and to extend their knowledge of real-world applications of Digital Signal Processing.
3. Apply the methods and techniques of classical feedback & digital feedback to control systems.
4. Demonstrate a systematic understanding of key aspects of controller design and system analysis and 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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