ELE2601 Telecommunications Principles
|Semester 1, 2019 Online|
|Short Description:||Telecommunications Principles|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|ASCED code :||031307 - Communications Technologies|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Examiner: John Leis
Pre-requisite: (ELE1502 and ELE1801) or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCEN or METC
The electronic communications industry is an essential part of the modern world. It provides two way communications for both voice and data services as well as radio and television broadcasts. This course introduces the building blocks and the principles on which typical electronic communications systems operate. It examines the nature of signals in both the time and frequency domain and considers how information signals may be transmitted using modulated carrier signals. Radio frequency transmission lines, radio wave propagation and basic antennas are included. The course also covers fibre-optic data communication systems.
The course objectives define the student learning outcomes for a course. On completion of this course, students should be able to:
- describe in detail the principles upon which selected communication systems operate;
- analyse the operation of representative communication systems using block diagrams;
- predict or evaluate system parameters for particular applications;
- compare alternative methods of modulating information onto a carrier waveform;
- interpret mathematical or graphical descriptions of characteristics of communication system components.
|1.||Signal Processing for Telecommunications||15.00|
|4.||Selected Current Applications of Telecommunications||15.00|
|5.||Transmission Lines and Fibre Optics||15.00|
|6.||Radio-Wave Propagation and Antennas||15.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2019&sem=01&subject1=ELE2601)
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MATLAB Student Version is available from the USQ Bookshop.
Student workload expectations
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Objectives Assessed||Notes|
|ASSIGNMENT 1||200||20||24 Apr 2019||1,5|
|ASSIGNMENT 2||200||20||05 Jun 2019||3,5|
|2 HOUR CLOSED EXAMINATION||600||60||End S1||1,2,3,4,5|
Important assessment information
There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students' responsibility to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
To satisfactorily complete an assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks or a grade of at least C-. Students do not have to satisfactorily complete each assessment item to be awarded a passing grade in this course. Refer to Statement 4 below for the requirements to receive a passing grade in this course.
Penalties for late submission of required work:
Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must obtain at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course (i.e. the Primary Hurdle), and have satisfied the Secondary Hurdle (Supervised), i.e. the end of semester examination by achieving at least 40% of the weighted marks available for that assessment item.
Supplementary assessment may be offered where a student has undertaken all of the required summative assessment items and has passed the Primary Hurdle but failed to satisfy the Secondary Hurdle (Supervised), or has satisfied the Secondary Hurdle (Supervised) but failed to achieve a passing Final Grade by 5% or less of the total weighted Marks.
To be awarded a passing grade for a supplementary assessment item (if applicable), a student must achieve at least 50% of the available marks for the supplementary assessment item as per the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents/14749PL (point 4.4.2).
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the weighted aggregate of the marks (or grades) obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.
Candidates are allowed to bring only writing and drawing instruments into the Closed examination.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
Any Deferred or Supplementary examinations for this course will be held during the next examination period.
University Student Policies:
Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.
Students must familiarise themselves with the USQ Assessment Procedures (http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL).
Referencing in Assignments must comply with the Harvard (AGPS) referencing system. This system should be used by students to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. The Harvard (APGS) style to be used is defined by the USQ library’s referencing guide. These policies can be found at http://www.usq.edu.au/library/referencing
Students will require access to e-mail and internet access to UConnect for this course.