ENEL422-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023

Communications Engineering

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 May 2023


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:
1. Describe upcoming 5G communications technologies and propose ways they could be applied in the real world.
2. Describe basic networking concepts and techniques.
2. Encode and decode block and convolutional codes.
3. Analyze the distance and error correction capabilities of error control codes.
4. Represent the convolutional codes in terms of state diagrams and trellises.
5. Perform modulation and demodulation using PSK, QAM and FSK.
6. Calculate the error probability of various modulations including PSK and QAM.
7. Describe an OFDM system.
8. Baseband pulse transmission including dealing with band-limited channels using Nyquist pulse shaping and equalisation.
9. Spectral and error-rate analysis of baseband transmission and reception.

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.




Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 E16 Lecture Theatre
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00 Rehua 101 Lectorial
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 16:00 - 17:00 A9 Lecture Theatre
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 19:00 - 20:00 A5 Lecture Theatre
24 Apr - 30 Apr

Course Coordinator

Philippa Martin


Graeme Woodward


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

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,164.00

International fee $5,750.00

* 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

  • ENEL422-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023