Digital Communications

Module code: EG7022

The module will be delivered through a series of seminars and practical sessions. The theoretical aspects of the module will be complemented with extensive practical exercises using MATLAB based computer modelling.

Subjects which will be studied include:

  • Introduction to MATLAB and the Communications Toolbox;
  • Baseband digital transmission;
  • Digital transmission through bandlimited channels;
  • Digital transmission via carrier modulation;
  • Channel capacity and coding;
  • Digital communications through fading multipath channels.


  • 11 hours of lectures
  • 24 hours of practicals
  • 115 hours of guided independent study


  • Exam, one hour (40%)
  • Lab exercise (30%)
  • Design exercise (30%)