ENEL422-18S1 (C) Semester One 2018

Communications Engineering

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2018
End Date: Sunday, 24 June 2018
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 2 March 2018
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 18 May 2018


Topics covered: baseband transmission, signal space, digital modulation and reception, equalization, communications systems, error control coding and networking.

Learning Outcomes

  • At the end of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Describe basic networking concepts and techniques with particular emphasis on ARQ techniques and MAC protocols.
  • Encode and decode block and convolutional codes.
  • Analyze the distance and error correction capabilities of error control codes.
  • Represent the convolutional codes in terms of state diagrams and trellises.
  • Perform modulation and demodulation using PSK, QAM and FSK.
  • Calculate the error probability of various modulations including PSK and QAM.
  • Describe an OFDM system and design the structure, coding and modulation.
  • Describe spread spectrum technology in terms of block diagrams and equations.
  • Specify and analyze filtering and line coding specifications and requirements for digital transmission.
  • Develop equalization strategies and configurations for mitigating the effects of intersymbol interference in digital systems.
  • Develop an awareness of upcoming communications systems and their potential impact on New Zealand and internationally.
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.




Course Coordinator

For further information see Electrical and Computer Engineering Head of Department


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Assignment 20%
Test 30%
Final Exam 50%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,059.00

International fee $5,125.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Electrical and Computer Engineering .

All ENEL422 Occurrences

  • ENEL422-18S1 (C) Semester One 2018