Course Title: Modify DSP based sub-systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2010

Course Code: EEET6774C

Course Title: Modify DSP based sub-systems

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6083 - Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering

Course Contact: Gita Pendharkar

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254701

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Gita Pendharkar
Tel: + 613 99254701


Nominal Hours: 80

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

There are no pre-requisites and co-requisites for this course.

Course Description

This unit covers modifying electronic DSP based sub-systems. It encompasses working safely, following design brief, apply knowledge of digital and analogue devices, interpreting device specifications, constructing prototypes, testing developed system prototype operation and documenting design and development work.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEH084B Modify DSP based sub-systems


1. Prepare to modify DSP based systems
2. Modify DSP based systems
3. Obtain approval for electronic DSP based systems modification

Performance Criteria:

1.Prepare to modify DSP based systems
1.1 OHS processes and procedures for a given work area are obtained and understood.
Prepare to modify DSP based systems
1.2 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures are followed in preparation for the work.
1.3 The extent of the proposed electronic DSP based system is determined from the design brief or in consultations with appropriate person(s)
1.4 Design development work is planned to meet scheduled timelines in consultation with others involved on the work site
1.5 Materials and devices/components required for the work are determined on compatibility of their specifications with DSP based system requirements
and project budget constraints.

2. Modify DSP based systems

2.1 OHS risk control measures and procedures are followed.
2.2 Knowledge of digital and analogue elements used in DSP based systems and compliance standards are applied to the design
2.3 Alternative arrangements for the modification are considered based on the requirements outlined in the design brief.
2.4 Safety, functional and budget considerations are incorporated in the design.
2.5 Prototype devices and circuits are constructed, programmed and tested for compliance with the design brief and regulatory requirements.
2.6 Prototype malfunctions are rectified and retested to ensure effective operation of design.
2.7 DSP based system modification is documented for submission to appropriate person(s) for approval
2.8 Solutions to unplanned situation are provided consistent with organisation policy.

3. Obtain approval for electronic DSP based systems modification

3.1 DSP based system modification is presented and explained to client representative and/or other relevant person(s).
3.2 Requests for alterations to the design are negotiated with relevant person(s) within the constraints of organisation policy.
3.3 Final design is documented and approval obtained from appropriate person(s).
3.4 Quality of work is monitored against personal performance agreement and/or established organizational or professional standards.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Part B Course Guide

Details of Learning Activities

Learning and simulated work activities to demonstrate an understanding of the following:
Classroom learning activities involve the understanding of following topics:

Types of signals, DSP Block diagram,

Applications and Advantages of DSP over Analog Signal processing

Sampling Theorem, Oversampling, Undersampling

 A/D Conversion, and D/A Conversion 
Z Transforms and inverse Z Transforms 
Digital Filters (FIR and IIR) and their applications

Teaching Schedule

WeekTopics DeliveredAssessment Tasks
1 Introduction to DSP 
2 Types of Signals and Systems 
3 Time Domain and Frequency Domain Signals Assignment 1 Due (5%)
4 Applications and Advantages of DSP 
5 A/D Conversion, Sampling, Quantisation 
6 D/A Conversion, Signal recovery Assignment 2 Due (10%)
7 Frequency Spectrum , FFT 
8 Mid Term Break 
9 Introduction to Digital Filters 
10 FIR Filters Assignment 3 Due (10%)
11 IIR Filters 
12 Properties of FIR & IIR Filters 
13 Convolution 
14Z Transforms  
15 Inverse Z Transforms 
16 Revision for Exam Major Assignment Due(15%)
17 Assessment Week 
18 Assessment Week 


This is a tentative schedule and the topics may change as per the group and public holidays.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

DSP First, A Multimedia Approach, by James H. McClellan, Ronald W. Schafer, Mark A. Yoder.



Other Resources

Assignment sheets will be available on the school’s local drive and DLS.

Overview of Assessment

This is a progressive assessment, the students are required to undertake summative assessments as follows:
A. Matlab Assignments
B. DSP Simulation Project
C. Written assignment/test
The students will be required to demonstrate their Matlab assignments and the DSP project as a part of assessment.

Assessment Tasks

This is a progressive assessment consisting of the following:

Assessment tasks:
(Written Assessment):
Digital Signal Processing Assignments (40%)
The students will have to complete a minimum of four DSP assignments as specified by the teacher and demonstrate their work. The reports for the assignments should be submitted by each student individually.
Written Assessment : 60%
The students will have one written exam to demonstrate their theoretical knowledge based on Digital Signal Processing as detailed in the course.

Assessment Matrix

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