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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Signals
Module Code EE314
School School of Electronic Engineering
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Marissa Condon
Semester 2: Marissa Condon
Autumn: Marissa Condon
Module TeachersMarissa Condon
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 10
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Resit assignment

To provide the student with an understanding of modelling and analysis techniques for signals and systems.To provide the student with an understanding of basic probability and random variables in relation to signals.

Learning Outcomes

1. Derive and calculate an expression for the frequency response of a LTI system.
2. Simulate frequency responses.
3. Perform Fourier analysis of continuous and discrete-time signals and systems.
4. Compute the time-domain response of continuous and discrete-time systems.
5. Introduction to probability and random variables.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture250total module hours for lectures, simulations, assignments, quizzes and independent study
Total Workload: 250

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Continuous-Time Signals & Systems

Discrete-Time Signals and Systems

Fourier Series, Fourier Transform, Discrete Fourier Transform

probability and random variables

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
AssignmentA set of laboratories/assignments with quizzes or reports20%Other
AssignmentTimed Assignments and/or class tests and/or quizzes on the theory of signals and systems80%n/a
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

  • Peebles: 2002, Probability, Random Variables, and Random Signal Principles, 4th, McGraw-Hill Education,
  • A. V. Oppenheim and A.S. Willsky: 2013, Signals and Systems, 2, Pearson Education, Limited,
  • V Krishnan: 2006, Probability and Random Processes, John Wiley and Sons,
  • Luis Chaparro,Aydin Akan: 2019, Signals and Systems Using MATLAB, Academic Press, 9780128142042
Other Resources

Programme or List of Programmes
ECEBEng Electronic & Computer Engineering
ECSAStudy Abroad (Engineering & Computing)
ECSAOStudy Abroad (Engineering & Computing)
Date of Last Revision18-JAN-10

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