Course Title: Modify DSP based sub-systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: EEET6774C

Course Title: Modify DSP based sub-systems

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6108 - Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

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


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


2. Modify DSP based systems .

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.
2.1 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 Performance Criteria: 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.

Performance Criteria:

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

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

Weekly Topics Delivered & Assessment Tasks

1 Introduction to DSP Course

UEENEEH084B 1.1, 1.2
Assignment 1 handed

2 Types of signals and Systems

UEENEEH084B 1.3 - 1.5

3 Time Domian and Frequency Domain Signals

Assignment 1 Due (5%)

Assignment 2 handed

4 Discrete Time Signals

UEENEEH084B 2.1 - 2.2

5 Analog to Digital Conversion Process

Sampling and Quantization

UEENEEH084B 2.2 - 2.3

6 Digital to Analog Conversion Process

Constraints of Real Time Processing

UEENEEH084B 2.2-2.3

7 Spectrum Representation

UEENEEH084B 2.2- 2.4
Assignment 2 Due (10%)

Assignment 3 handed

8 Convolution Theory

UEENEEH084B 2.5 - 2.7

9 Introduction to Digital Filters


10 Finite Impulse Response Filters

UEENEEH084B 3.1 - 3.2
Assignment 3 Due(10%)

Major assignment handed

11 Finite Impulse Response Filters cont.

UEENEEH084B 3.1 - 3.2

12 Infinite Impulse Response Filters

UEENEEH084B 3.1 - 3.3

13 Z Transform and Inverse

UEENEEH084B 2.2 - 2.3

14 Application of FIR and IIR Filters

UEENEEH084B 3.3 - 3.4

15 Revision

UEENEEH084B 1.1 - 3.4

16 Major assignment due

UEENEEH084B 3.1 - 3.3
Major Assignment (4) Due(15%)

17 Centralised exam week
Final Exam (Wk 17 or 18)

18 Centralsied exam week


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 S:\ and DLS.

Overview of Assessment

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

Assessment Tasks

This competency is assessed progressively. The assessment consisting of the following tasks:

1. 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.

2. Written Exam : 60%
The students will have one written exam to demonstrate their theoretical knowledge based on Digital Signal Processing as detailed in the course.

This course is graded using the following course grades-

CHD- Competent with High Distinction
CDI- Competent with Distinction
CC- Competent with Credit
CAG- Competency Achieved - Graded
NYC- Not Yet Competent
DNS- Did Not Submit for Assessment

Make sure you understand the special consideration policy available at -;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y


Assessment Matrix

Other Information

The minimum number of student directed hours for this course are 16 hours in addition to 64 scheduled teaching hours. Student directed hours must involve completing activities such as reading online resources, working on assignments, practising matlab exercises, preparation for exam and student-teacher course related consultation.

They are limited opportunities for students to carry out industry work experience at overseas companies. In such cases, students are graded based on industry supervisor’s assessment of student performance (30%), written technical and cultural reports (40%) , oral presentation of reports (20%), and journal or e-portfolio (10%).

Study and learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to all RMIT students.
Services offered by SLC to support numeracy and literacy skills of the students are:
- Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
- Maths and science developmental support and advice
- English language development

Please refer to find more information about Study and Learning Support.

Disability Liaison Unit:

Students with disability or long-term medical condition should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete their studies.
Please refer to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.

Late submission:

Students requiring extensions for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. The student will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.

Students seeking an extension of more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date.

Assignments submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special consideration:

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Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University.

Please refer: to find more information about plagiarism.

Email Communication:

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.


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