• Offered by RS Electrical, Energy and Materials Engineering
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject Engineering
  • Areas of interest Engineering
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Prasanga Samarasinghe
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2019
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Digital Signal Processing (DSP) has become over the years an important tool with applications in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering fields. DSP has penetrated many domains of applications, such as digital communications, medical imaging, audio & video systems, consumer electronics, robotics, remote sensing, finance, etc.

The Discrete-Time Signal Processing paradigm is a convenient setting to analyse the basic principles of DSP. At the end of this course, the students should be able to understand these basic principles, and apply fundamental algorithms and methods to analyse and design discrete-time systems for modern DSP applications. Though the course will focus on the study of theoretical concepts, methods and algorithms, the student will be confronted with application and implementation issues, through various examples and assignments requiring personal computer work including processing of real-world signals.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On successful completion of this course, students should have the skills and knowledge to:

  1. Analyse and evaluate the properties of LTI systems in terms of z-transforms.
  2. Understand the sampling theorem and perform sampling on continuous-time signals by applying advanced knowledge of sampling theory (i.e. aliasing, quantisation errors, pre-filtering).
  3. Apply the concepts of all-pass and minimum-phase systems to analyse LTI systems and address complex design problems.
  4. Evaluate design problems related to frequency selective processing and design FIR/IIR filters.
  5. Construct systems for spectral estimation of real signals by applying advanced knowledge of Fourier techniques.
  6. Judge implementation aspects of modern DSP algorithms.
  7. Apply the relevant theoretical knowledge to design and analyse a practical discrete-time signal system, such as a radar, image, speech, audio, bio-medical or wireless system.

Professional Skills Mapping:
Mapping of Learning Outcomes to Assessment and Professional Competencies 

Indicative Assessment

  1. Weekly Reports (15%); 
  2. Mid term Quiz (20%); 
  3. Matlab Project (25%); 
  4. Final Exam (40%)

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Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed ENGN2228. Incompatible with ENGN6537



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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

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6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $4320
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5700
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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2968 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person N/A

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