ELEC 470: ABET Course Objectives and Outcomes
Course objectives:
Students finishing this course will
understand the basic principles that are used in the analysis and
design of
analog and digital communication systems.
They will also work in small teams to learn about
current issues in the rapidly changing field of communications,
and each team will report their findings to the class.
Course outcomes:
At the conclusion of the course, students will be able to

explain the difference between analog and digital communication
systems, and compare their respective advantages and disadvantages.
(a, e)

explain the meaning and significance of the following: Shannon's
channel capacity theorem, superheterodyne receiver, multiplexing and
multiple access.
(a, c)

apply signal and system analysis tools in the time and frequency
domains, including impulse response, convolution, frequency response,
Fourier series, Fourier transform, and Hilbert transform.
(a, k)

apply Fourier analysis to quantify the bandwidth requirements of a
variety of analog and digital modulation methods.
(a, c)

use Matlab to analyze discretetime signal data, including fast
Fourier transform (FFT) analysis, digital filter design and
computation, and analog modulation/demodulation.
(a, k, m)

design systemlevel block diagrams to recover message signals from
the following analog modulation formats: amplitude modulation (AM with
carrier), doublesideband (DSB), singlesideband (SSB),
quadratureamplitude modulation (QAM), and frequency modulation (FM).
(a, c, e)

use the sampling theorem to quantify the fundamental relationships
between channel "bandwidth" (in hertz), digital symbol rate, and bit
rate (in bits/sec).
(a, e)

prepare and deliver an oral presentation about a topic of
current interest in the field of communications.
(g, h, i, j)