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Communication: Information Theory and Coding

Date to be confirmed

Information Theory and Coding is currently not scheduled as a Short Course.  If you have an enquiry regarding this please contact Ms Jo Mason.

This course is for practising engineers in industry and commerce who wish to acquire the fundamentals of information theory and its applications to source and channel coding.

On completion of the course, students should have a good understanding on the theory and principles behind various source and channel coding techniques. The students will be able to describe and simulate a range of basic coding techniques and assess their performance.

The contents include measure of information, entropy, mutual information, Shannon’s channel coding and source coding theorems, variable length codewords, craft inequality, Huffman coding, basic speech and image coding techniques, transform coding, discrete cosine transform, channel capacity, capacity of MIMO Communication system, linear block codes, cyclic codes and convolutional codes.

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 academic and industrial researchers and engineers who wish to extend their knowledge in the area of Information Theory and Coding.
Previous experience
To get the most out of this course you will be a graduate engineer or have appropriate industrial experience.



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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