Course Syllabus for

Digital Communications with Project
Digital kommunikation med Projekt

EIT120F, 10.5 credits

Valid from: Autumn 2014
Decided by: FN1/Anders Gustafsson
Date of establishment: 2014-10-20

General Information

Division: Electrical and Information Technology
Course type: Third-cycle course
Teaching language: English


The purpose of the course is to provide a deep understanding of the subject digital communications. Wireless communications is an area that has seen a rapid growth during the recent past. This is reflected well in the department’s research which is dominated by various aspects of wireless communications and span across many different sub-areas. A few examples are circuit design, pure theoretical research, antenna design and network solutions. Nevertheless, the scientific basis of wireless communications is digital communications. A solid basis and skills in this subject is of major importance for a large fraction of the department’s doctoral students.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Judgement and Approach

For a passing grade the doctoral student must have the ability to independently extract the important content of an extensive document, such as a textbook.

Course Contents

Standard probability distributions, signal space descriptions, receiver structures, carrier transmission, channel capacity, bandlimited systems, intersymbol interference, multi-user systems, multi-carrier systems, fading channels, multiple-antenna systems, advanced coding systems, synchronization.

Course Literature

Proakis, John G.: Digital communications, 5th ed..

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, exercises, project. At the exercise classes, the Ph.D. student should present and discuss solutions to the home assignments at the white board. The project is carried out individually and lets the Ph.D. student deep study a sub-area.

Examination Details

Examination formats: Written assignments, seminars given by participants. 80% attendance is required at the excercise classes. The Ph.D. students receives a list of problems to be solved each week, and all of those must be handed in correctly to obtain a passing grade. The course is concluded with an additional set of problems that must be solved. A 90 minute presentation of the chosen sub-area should also be delivered. Remaining course participants must attend these presentations.
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Further Information

Course Coordinator: Fredrik Rusek

Course Occasion Information

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