NAME OF COURSE/MODULE: PRINCIPLES OF COMMUNICATION ENGINEERING
COURSE CODE: KET2443
NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF: Prof. Dr. Kamaruzzaman Seman
RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME: This is the entry course to communication engineering discipline. Students will be exposed to various communication engineering theories before they learn advanced communication engineering subjects.
SEMESTER AND YEAR OFFERED: SEM 4 / YEAR 2
TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT) FACE TO FACE TOTAL GUIDED AND INDEPENDENT LEARNING
L = Lecture

T = Tutorial

P = Practical

O= Others

L

42

T

 

6

P

 

6

O

0

 Guided: 54 hours

Independent Learning: 66 hours

Total: 120 hours

CREDIT VALUE: 3
PREREQUISITE (IF ANY): NONE
OBJECTIVES: To provide students the fundamental knowledge of analog communication systems such as AM and FM and the introduction to digital communications.
LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon successful completion of this course students should have the ability to:

CLO1: Explain the essential concepts, principles and theories of principles of communication engineering (C4 – PO1)

CLO2: Conduct experiments to support theories of communication engineering (P4)

CLO3: Display the ability to communicate and explain on concepts of principles of communication engineering (A3)

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS: Students should be able to develop problem solving skills through a process of lectures and tutorials.
TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY: Teaching-learning strategy:

The course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures, assignments, group work, blended learning using authentic materials, informal activities and various textbooks.

Assessment strategy:

i.         Formative

ii.           Summative

SYNOPSIS: The subject aims to introduce with the basic principles of communication engineering which are necessary for study of higher level subjects in the field of communication engineering. The syllabus will cover: Classification of signals and systems; Fourier series; singularity functions; impulse response; Fourier transform; Parseval’s theorem; convolution; energy and power spectral density; auto-correlation and cross-correlation; entropy; channel capacity; Double-sideband suppressed carrier; double-sideband large carrier (AM); single-sideband modulation; vestigial-sideband modulation; FDM; Narrowband FM; wideband FM; phase modulation; generation and demodulation of AM and FM signals; Noise in communication; S/N ratios for AM and FM reception; PAM; quantization and coding; PCM; delta modulation; TDM.
MODE OF DELIVERY: Lecture, Lab Practical, Group Work, Online assignment
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND TYPES:
A. Continuous Assessment (50%)
Category Percentage
•   Quiz/Test

•   Naqli and Aqli Assignment

•   Mid-Term Test

•   Labs

10 %

10%

10 %

20%

B.  Final Examination (50%)
i.      Examination 50% •   Structured and essay type questions
MAIN REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE
  1. P.Lathi and Zhi Ding, Modern Digital and Analog Communication Systems, Oxford University Press, 2010
ADDITIONAL REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE
  1. Haykin, S. S. 2006. Communication Systems. 5th Revised Edition. John Wiley & Sons Inc.
  2. Hart, H. 2004. Introduction To Engineering Communication. Prentice Hall.
  3. Proakis, J. G. &Salehi, M. 2002. Communication Systems Engineering. 2nd edition. Prentice Hall.
  4. Otung, I. 2001. Communication Engineering Principles. Palgrave Macmillan.
  5. Wozencraft, J. M. & Jacobs, I. M. 1990 Principles of Communication Engineering. Waveland Pr Inc