ELEC 2011 Signals and Systems

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 300057

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Description This unit aims to develop students' understanding of continuous-time and discrete-time concepts and methods. It covers various signals and their analysis, as encountered in the fields of electrical, computer and telecommunication engineering.

School Eng, Design & Built Env

Discipline Communications Technologies

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject

Pre-requisite(s) MATH 1019 AND
ELEC 1003

Equivalent Subjects ELEC 2012 - Signals and Systems (WSTC AssocD)

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Explain common signal types and properties in electrical engineering
  2. Explain continuous-time, discrete-time, linear and non-linear systems
  3. Describe concepts of power, energy, power spectral density, energy spectral density of signals.
  4. Determine impulse response, frequency response and stability of a system
  5. Apply the principle of convolution to solve problems in linear systems
  6. Perform Fourier analysis and Laplace analysis
  7. Apply Z-transforms to discrete-time systems
  8. Utilise MATLAB for solving signals and systems related problems

Subject Content

Classification of signals
Time Domain Representations of Linear-Time Invariant Systems
The Fourier series
The Fourier Transform and Its Applications
The Laplace Transform
Discrete-Time Signals and Systems and Z-Transforms


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Quiz 40 mins x 3 30 N Individual
Practical 3 hours x 6 20 N Individual
Final Exam 2 hours closed book 50 N Individual

Teaching Periods


Penrith (Kingswood)


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Parramatta - Victoria Rd


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Sydney City Campus - Term 2

Sydney City


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