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Communication: Fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing

Date to be confirmed

Fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing is currently not scheduled as a short course.  If you have an enquiry regarding this please contact Jo Mason.

This course is for practising engineers and introduces the fundamentals of digital signal processing, including the basics of analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog conversion, digital filters, digital spectral analysis, digital multirate signal processing and real-time digital signal processing with the TI 6713 chip.

The course is delivered via lectures and coursework over two weeks.

The content includes the implications of the sampling theorem and the consequences of aliasing and quantisation distortion; the importance of the z-transform and its properties; the impulse response and transfer function of a digital filter; different structures available for the realisation of finite impulse response (FIR) and infinite impulse response (IIR) digital filters; ideal filter approximation functions, and the basics of real-time processing.

The skills and techniques learned are applicable in a wide range of areas, such as biomedicine, communications and multimedia systems.

If you wish, you may take the assessment and accumulate credits towards a postgraduate award.

Assessment is by Coursework and Exam

This module is a component of the MSc in Digital Communications, Mobile Communications.

Course details

Course code
Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering
Two weeks
Course leader
Professor Sangarapillai Lambothoran
Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering
Places available


Target audience
This course is for practising engineers and managers in industry and commerce who wish to understand the theory and implementation of digital signal processing.
Previous experience
To get the most out of this course you will be a graduate engineer or have appropriate industrial experience.


One two hour written examination (80%), and coursework composed of two MATLAB-based assignments, one on DSP and a second on filter design (20%)
15 credits


Course fee
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Accommodation costs
Not included
Accommodation information
A variety of on and off campus accommodation to suit different budgets is available from imago, our conference and events service. Go to


Cancellations: in the event of cancellation by the delegate, an administration fee of £250.00 for each student place is levied.  Cancellations must be received at least 10 working days prior to the start of the course.  We regret that no refund of course fees can be made for cancellations received after this date. 

To apply for a refund you must inform us, in writing, and provide written evidence of the original payment as refunds will only be paid to the account from where it originated. 

The University also reserves the right to make reasonable alterations to the content of the course.  In the event of cancellation by the University, fees will be refunded in full.  It does not accept liability for costs incurred by delegates or their organisations for cancellation of travel arrangements and/or accommodation.

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