BEng Electronic Engineering with Industrial Experience / Course details

Year of entry: 2024

Course unit details:
Analogue and Digital Communications

Course unit fact file
Unit code EEEN20262
Credit rating 10
Unit level Level 2
Teaching period(s) Semester 2
Available as a free choice unit? No


Background and fundamentals section

Signal spectrum, Fourier analysis, PSD, ESD and Wiener-Kitchen relationship, Parseval’s theorem, linear time invariant channels, and equalisation.


Analog modulation techniques

Amplitude modulation, frequency, phase modulation and demodulation techniques. Bandwidth definition. Examples of phase and frequency modulation transceiver, superhetrodyne receiver, frequency division multiplexing, time division multiplexing.


Baseband signalling and detection

Sampling theorem, quantization, binary pulse code modulation, m-ary code modulation, properties and spectral occupancies, matched filter detection.


Digital modulation techniques

Sampling theorem, pulse shaping theorem, Binary and M-ary generic digital modulation techniques such as amplitude (ASK), phase (PSK) and frequency (FSK) modulation and demodulation and combinations of (APSK). BER graph reading and relations to SER.


Unit title Unit code Requirement type Description
Signals and Systems EEEN20131 Pre-Requisite Compulsory


The course unit aims to:

Introduce the students to a wide range of fundamental communication concepts and techniques using example applications from contemporary communication systems.

Learning outcomes

The following Intended Learning Outcomes are all developed and assessed. On the successful completion of the course, students will be able to perform:

ILO 1: Apply various signal analysis such as spectrum estimation technique

ILO 2: Understand the process of transmission through linear time invariant systems.

ILO 3: Describe fundamental types of analogue and digital modulation techniques.

ILO 4: Apply various fundamental concepts in digital communication systems

ILO 5: Design basic forms of frequency and time division multiple access techniques.

Teaching and learning methods



Pre-recorded videos

Online quizzes


Simulation software based Labs and demonstration


Assessment methods

Method Weight
Other 20%
Written exam 80%

Coursework forms 20% of the overall unit assessment.

Feedback methods


Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Lectures 20
Practical classes & workshops 3
Tutorials 2
Independent study hours
Independent study 75

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Emad Alsusa Unit coordinator

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