UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

ENSC3015 Signals and Systems

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the Electrical specialisation in the Engineering Science major sequence
  • Category B broadening unit for Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Design students
  • Level 3 elective
Content This unit covers the fundamentals of signal and system analysis, focusing on dynamical systems in time and frequency domains, transforms (Laplace, Fourier and Z) used in the analysis and design in signals and systems, sampling and reconstruction of signals, analog and digital filters. Applications are drawn broadly from engineering including feedback and control, communications and signal processing.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) demonstrate an ability to work in a professional engineering capacity; (2) apply time-domain concepts and methods of analysis—impulse response and convolution to signals and systems; (3) apply frequency-domain concepts and methods of analysis—Laplace, Z, and Fourier transforms to signals and systems; (4) model complex systems using block diagrams; (5) analyse analog and digital filters; and (6) apply simulation tools to predict time and frequency domain behaviour of systems.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) laboratories; (2) class tests; and (3) an examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s) Professor Roberto Togneri
Unit rules
Prerequisites: completion of 18 points of the Level 1 and Level 2 units taken from the degree-specific Engineering Science major, including ENSC2002 Energy and (MATH1002 Mathematical Methods 2 or MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods) and CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation
Incompatibility: ELEC2305 Signals and Systems 2
Contact hours lectures: 3 hours per week; tutorials: 1 hour per week; labs: 12 hours per semester
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.ecm.uwa.edu.au/Units/ENSC3015/SEM-2/2017
Text

Haykin, S. and Van Veen, B. Signals and Systems, 2nd edn: John Wiley & Sons 2005


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