ELEC ENG 4112 - Signal Processing Applications
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2024
General Course Information
Course Code ELEC ENG 4112 Course Signal Processing Applications Coordinating Unit Electrical and Electronic Engineering Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 4 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Prerequisites ELEC ENG 2104 Assumed Knowledge Linear systems (discrete & continuous), linear algebra, probability theory, Fourier & Z transforms & Matlab Course Description Signal processing is a critical part of modern engineering systems, thanks to advances in computer hardware. Its versatility and high performance relative to cost have made them indispensable in a diverse range of applications. This course will provide students with an advanced understanding of signal processing principles and develop skills suitable for a wide range of applications. It is an elective course in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Electronic) program.
Students will learn the mathematical concepts underpinning signal processing techniques and apply them to solve problems in applications such as spectrum estimation, adaptive and optimum filtering, time-frequency analysis, multi-rate systems and wavelets.
The course is delivered on campus, with an in-person component centred around workshops, and supported by tutorials. Learning activities at the scheduled sessions include group discussions and Matlab exercises.
Assessment activities include workshop and tutorial participation, individual assignments and tests. The set of assessments is designed to allow students to demonstrate their ability to apply signal processing techniques to solve real engineering problems.
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to recommend and implement signal processing algorithms suitable for a wide range of engineering applications. These skills will allow students to work effectively as electrical and electronic engineers, or to pursue higher degrees by research.
Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Brian Ng
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesAt the end of this course, the student would be able to
- Describe and explain the basic models that underpin digital signal processing methods including discrete time linear systems and signals, digital filters and random processes.
- Choose and apply suitlable technique(s) to estimate the spectrum from a signal's time series.
- Explain the concept of an optimal (MMSE) filter, design and implement optimal filters for the problem of linear prediction.
- Articulate the motivation for adaptive filtering, and produce practical solutions such as Wiener and LMS filters.
- Describe the concept of multi-rate signal processing, its practical significance, incorporating aspects such as decimation and interpolation, multi-rate filters, perfect reconstruction, wavelet signal representations.
- Implement algorithms in Matlab and undertake computer-based experiments involving simulated and real data.
The above course learning outcomes are aligned with the Engineers Australia Entry to Practice Competency Standard for the Professional Engineer. The course develops the following EA Elements of Competency to levels of introductory (A), intermediate (B), advanced (C):
1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 C C C B B A C C B — — B C B B —
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.
Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.
Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills
Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.
Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness
Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.
Attribute 7: Digital capabilities
Graduates are well prepared for living, learning and working in a digital society.
Required ResourcesAll required resources are provided on MyUni.
Recommended ResourcesRecommended textbooks:
- Proakis, John G. and Manolakis, Dimitris G. Digital Signal Processing, 4th edition (2007) Pearson Prentice Hall. ISBN-13: 9780131873742
- Boashash, Boualem Time-Frequency Signal Analysis and Processing, 2nd edition (2016) Elsevier. ISBN-13: 978-0-12-398499-9.(Full e-book access from University library)
- Gomes, Jonas and Velho, Luiz From Fourier Analysis to Wavelets (2015) Springer. eBook ISBN-13: 978-3-319-22075-8. (Full e-book access from University library)
- Smith, Steven W. The Scientist and Engineer’s Guide to Digital Signal Processing. http://www.dspguide.com
Online LearningThis course uses a variety of online resources to support learning, including:
- slides, demo documents, example code and tutorial questions
- assessment tasks, including past material and/or exemplars
The use of the online discussion boards is strongly encouraged for questions related to course content.
The course gradebook will be used to return continuous assessment marks. Students should check the gradebook regularly and confirm their marks have been correctly entered.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis course uses face-to-face workshops and tutorials, supplemented by online materials, to achieve its learning objectives.
There are pre-assigned readings each week, which students are expected to complete; key concepts and techniques are emphasised with written notes. Workshops involve short, class-wide discussions on the assigned reading, followed by small-group work on a variety of problems. These are typically completed in Matlab. There is a small assessment component for active participation in tutorials.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.There will be up to 54 contact hours throughout the course. Students are expected to spend approximately 100 hours of private study, preparing for tutorials, completing assignments and revising for tests.
Learning Activities Summary
Teaching and Learning Activities Frequency Course Learning Outcomes Workshops 2 per week 1-6 Tutorials 1 per fortnight 1-6
Specific Course RequirementsNone
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- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Task Type Due (week)* Weighting Learning Outcome Workshops & Tutorials Formative & Summative 1 - 12 10% Computer exercises Summative 3, 5, 8, 10 20% Assignments Summative 6, 12 40% Tests Summative 7, 11 30%
* The specific due date for each assessment task will be available on MyUni.
Assessment DetailThere are four components in this course's assessment.
1. Active participation in workshops and tutorials: students will receive a mark for engagement in discussions and attempts on in-class exercises in each session.
2. Tests: the tests will be conducted during class, open book with a duration of 45 minutes. The questions will be a mix of short answers and calculations. Past tests are provided on MyUni to help students prepare.
3. Assignments: each assignment will consist of a set of questions, requiring written answers with explanations as appropriate, as well as design exercises. The question sheet will include marking rubric applicable to that assignment.
4. Computer Exercises: each CE will consist of a set of Matlab programming exercises, designed to develop practical signal processing skills. A common marking rubric applies to all CEs in this course.
Submission1. Active participation in workshops and tutorials: no submissions.
2. Tests: in person test, submission at the end of tests.
3. Assignments: electronic submission via MyUni; detailed instructions to be provided with each assignment. Usually a single pdf file but can require accompanying files of Matlab code. Turnitin may be used to detect collusion or plagiarism.
4. Computer Exercises: electronic submission via MyUni. Students must submit full package of Matlab code for each CE.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.
Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.
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