Course Title: Data and Internet Transmission Systems

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Data and Internet Transmission Systems

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


125H Electrical & Computer Engineering


Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2009

Course Coordinator: Mr Chris Burden

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3256

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 10.07.04

Course Coordinator Availability: See timetable on office door.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

To successfully complete this course, students should have an understanding of channel capacity and digital modulation and demodulation. Students are required to have successfully completed the course EEET2115 – Communication Engineering 3, an equivalent course or provide evidence of equivalent capabilities.

Course Description

Limitations and impairments affecting communications lines used for data transmission, speed of transmission and limitations of transmission rate. Distortion correction systems. Encoding of data signals and transmission efficiency. Pulse modulators using multi-level and binary coding. Nyquist pulse criteria for distortionless data transmission. Carrier modulation systems in digital communications. Full-response and partial-response techniques applied to pulse shaping. Data pulse filters and the spectral shaping of data transmission signals Intersymbol interference control. DSP techniques for data transmission. Baseband links. DSP techniques to implement baseband modems and DSP for pulse modulators and transmission performance control. Microprocessor methods and VLSI architectures. Channel equalisation. Data transmission in subscriber loops at and above the ISDN access rate Burst mode transmission and echo-cancelling modems.

Please note that if you take this course for a bachelor honours program, your overall mark for the course will be one of the course marks used to calculate the weighted average mark (WAM) that will determine your award level. This applies to students who commence enrolment in a bachelor honours program from 1 January 2016 onwards. See the WAM information webpage for more information (;ID=eyj5c0mo77631).

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

- To develop an understanding of the limitations and impairments affecting communication channels and how error correction and encoding can be used to optimise system performance.
- To become familiar with DSP techniques used in data transmission.
- To become familiar with the design and implementation of digital modems for data transmission.

Overview of Learning Activities

Lectures and assignment work.

Overview of Learning Resources

Prescribed References: Nil.

Recommended References: Proakis, "Digital Communication" [Second Edition], McGraw-Hill, Computer Science Series, 1989. Technical notes and selected papers on Data Transmission Systems- available from the Lecturer in charge. C.C.I.T.T. recommendations on data transmission.

Overview of Assessment

Details of the assessment for this course will be provided in the first lecture.