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    Fundamentals of Communications Technology
    ELEC S211
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    Fundamentals of Communications Technology
    Course Start Date
    Aut 2020
    Course Level
    Length in Terms
    2 terms
    Fees ($) (including lab fees)
    Future Terms
    Aut 2021
    Start Date
    Course Level Length in Terms Credits
    Fees ($)
    (including lab fees)
    Future Terms
    Aut 2020
    Middle 2 terms 10
    Aut 2021

    Course Coordinator: Dr Wilson Chu Hon Wai, BS (Boston); MSE (Elec. Eng.), MSE (Math. Sc.) (Johns Hopkins University); PhD (HKUST); SrMIEEE

    This course is one of the compulsory courses in the BSc and BSc (Hons) in Communications Technology programme and the BSc (Hons)in Communications Technology with Management programme. It is also suitable for students who simply want to learn the fundamentals of communications technology.

    The course design makes use of online activities as integral learning components, so a basic knowledge of computer operation in a Microsoft Windows environment is essential before commencing study of the course.

    Advisory prerequisite(s)
    Students are advised to have already studied MATH S122.

    This course aims to:

    • Teach students the basic principles and building blocks of communication systems;

    • Provide the theoretical and technical background of major communication systems to permit further study in higher-level courses at the OUHK;

    • Outline the development and evolution of different transmission media;

    • Describe and apply communication theories underlying communication systems, for example, amplitude modulation, frequency modulation, coding and multiplexing techniques;

    • Outline the structure, operation and technologies for specific communication systems; for example, fixed and mobile telephones, television broadcasting, and optical and satellite communication systems;

    • Demonstrate the limitations or constraints in communications technology and how they can be overcome;

    • Guide students to further sources of knowledge and information about communications technology and systems.

    The course covers the following topics:

    • Basic principles of communication systems and telecommunication services in Hong Kong

    • Time-domain signal analysis

    • Frequency-domain signal analysis

    • Analogue modulation techniques

    • Principles of digital communication systems

    • Transmission media and channel impairment

    • Radio frequency communication systems, antenna theory and microwave devices

    • Fixed telephone, mobile telephone and satellite communications systems

    • Television broadcasting and optical communication systems

    • Computer networks and the Internet

    Learning support
    There will be ten two-hour tutorials and 12 two-hour surgeries throughout the course.

    There will be four assignments and a final examination. Students are required to submit assignments via the Online Learning Environment (OLE).

    Online requirement
    This course is supported by the Online Learning Environment (OLE). You can find the latest course information from the OLE. Through the OLE, you can communicate electronically with your tutor and the Course Coordinator as well as other students. To access the OLE, students will need to have access to the Internet. The use of the OLE is required for the study of this course.

    Students will need access to a computer system suitable for connecting to the Internet. The recommended minimum computing requirements are:

    • Pentium 4 CPU

    • SVGA display card and monitor

    • 1 GB RAM

    • 2 GB free hard disk space

    • DVD-ROM drive (8X or better) and sound card

    • Mouse and printer

    Students will need access to a computer with Microsoft Windows 7 or newer.

    Set book(s)
    A custom textbook will be provided.

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