SCC.404 - Digital Communications
This 10-week module aimed to provide a comprehensive introduction to the theory of point-to-point communication systems from a physical-layer perspective. It was designed to bring students from diverse backgrounds to the same level of knowledge, which was required for the understanding of more advanced modules that followed in the MSc programme. Covered topics included: presentation of a generalised communication system; aspects of source coding, line coding and forward error correction; modulation and demodulation schemes; probability distributions and their use in describing statistical noise; description of channel models such as the Rayleigh and Rice channels impaired by Additive White Gaussian Noise (AWGN); aspects of multiple access schemes using time, frequency or code division. Delivery of SCC.404 stopped when the MSc programme in Wireless Communication Systems was discontinued in 2018.
Since the introduction of SCC.404 in the curriculum, I have been the module convenor, as indicated by the asterisk (*) that appears next to each academic year in the list below (e.g., 2015*). Module statistics include the number of students who were enrolled on the module, the number of students who completed the module evaluation report, and the average score in the category "module as a whole".
2017*Shared with Prof. Q. Ni
Enrolled: 3; Responded to survey: 1; Average score: 4.00 out of 5.
2016*Shared with Dr L. Musavian
Enrolled: 5; Responded to survey: 4; Average score: 4.75 out of 5.
2015*Shared with Dr L. Musavian
Enrolled: 4; Responded to survey: 4; Average score: 5 out of 5.
2014*Shared with Dr L. Musavian
Enrolled: 6; Responded to survey: 5; Average score: 4.80 out of 5.