Digital Communications

This module deals mainly with the theoretical underpinning of modern digital communication systems. It will give a firm understanding of the principles behind modern physical-layer line and wireless communications.

Most modules require a 2.2 degree in a related discipline or equivalent professional experience. Should you have any queries regarding your eligibility, please contact us at

N.B Required Signal and Systems or equivalent and signal Processing or equivalent. A sound understanding of the fundamentals of probability theory and random processes A good knowledge of linear algebra and calculus. Proficiency in MATLAB programming.

On successful completion of this module a graduate will be able to:

1. Describe various digital modulation schemes in terms of signal space theory.

2. Calculate performance metrics of standard transmitter/receiver pairs under various channel conditions.

3. Design and evaluate the performance of optimum and sub-optimum communication receivers.

4. Write computer simulations of various physical layer communications scenarios.

5. Demonstrate an understanding of information theory and its application in channel coding.

Learn from world renowned academic staff in Ireland’s leading, future focused and globally recognised colleges.

Gain an accredited NFQ qualification/micro credential that you may count towards a full award if you so wish in the future.

Previous modules may be used as recognition of prior learning towards Advance Centre degree programmes.

Equip yourself with the latest in demand skillset, tools, know-how and knowledge to succeed in your career.

Gain a competitive edge, influence growth and steer strategic goals in your organisation upon completion of your studies with the Advance Centre.

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