Signal Processing

Subject ELEN90058 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
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This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 3 x one hour lectures and 1 x two hour workshop per week
Total Time Commitment:

120 hours


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Subject Overview:

This subject provides an introduction to the fundamentals of signal processing. Topics include:

  • Applications of signal processing techniques;
  • Sampling of analog signals, anti-aliasing filters;
  • Frequency-domain analysis of signals and systems, Discrete Time Fourier Transform, Discrete Fourier Transform, Fast Fourier Transform;
  • Digital filters, low-pass, high-pass, band-pass, stop-band and all pass filters. Phase and group delay, FIR and IIR filters.
  • Design of digital FIR and IIR filters.
  • Multi-rate signal processing, with a focus on up-sampling, down-sampling, and sampling rate conversion; and
  • Simple non-parametric methods for spectral estimation.

This fundamental material will be complemented by exposure to MATLAB tools for signal analysis and a DSP (Digital Signal Processor) based development platform for the implementation of signal processing algorithms in the laboratory.


On completing this subject the student should be able to:

  • Apply fundamental mathematical tools, in particular frequency-domain techniques, in the analysis and design of signal processing systems;
  • Design, implement and test simple digital filters according to given specifications;
  • Use software such as MATLAB for the analysis and design of signal processing systems;
  • Use DSP based prototyping platforms and associated software development tools to implement signal-processing algorithms

  • One written examination, not exceeding three hours at the end of semester, worth 70% (must pass written exam to pass subject);
  • Continuous assessment of submitted project work, not exceeding 20 pages over the semester, worth 20%; and
  • A one-hour mid-semester test, worth 10%.
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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • Ability to apply knowledge of basic science and engineering fundamentals
  • In-depth technical competence in at least one engineering discipline
  • Ability to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution
  • Ability to utilise a systems approach to design and operational performance
  • Capacity for independent critical thought, rational inquiry and self-directed learning
  • Openness to new ideas and unconventional critiques of received wisdom
  • Ability to function effectively as an individual and in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams, with the capacity to be a leader or manager as well as an effective team member
  • Ability to communicate effectively, with the engineering team and with the community at large


Credit may not be obtained for both

ELEN30008(431-335) Signal Processing 1 and ELEN90058 Signal Processing

Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: B-ENG Electrical Engineering stream
Master of Engineering (Electrical)

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