Communication Systems


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


Must have knowledge about:

  • The impact of various factors on communication system behavior
  • The block level description of a full communication system and the corresponding procedures required for its operation
  • Communication protocols and OSI model
  • At least one of the following aspects:
    • Link budget establishment for a communication system
    • Modern techniques for wireless radio transmission
    • Distribution, storage and processing of data in a distributed system
    • Real-time, performance, safety, robustness, security or mobility aspects
  • Must understand the scientific communication processes related to conference presentations and related to publishing in peer-reviewed scientfic journals.
  • Must know how to organize a scientific publication


Must be able to:

  • Design, implement and analyze a solution to a practically occurring communication problem
  • Establish a communication system chain
  • Perform suitable test of implemented application to verify its consistency with established specifications
  • Can explain the process of and criteria for peer reviewed scinetific communications
  • Can write a paper for a scientific conference/journal
  • Can prepare and give an oral and poster presentation for a scientific conference


Must have the ability to:

  • Make a basic design, test and verification of a communication problem
  • Read and understand selected scientific literature and next apply the theories, methods, and/or tools in order to solve a selected problem
  • Present the problem, the suggested solution(s), experiments and simulation results, as well as the overall conclusion in terms of a scientific paper and a poster
  • Present orally the main contribution and conclusion from the work in terms of a 15 minutes conference presentation
  • Work according to a scientific method and present results in the form of a scientific article and at a seminar/scientific conference
  • Formulate and explain scientific hypotheses and results achieved through scientific work
  • Analyze results and draw conclusions on a scientific basis
  • Are able to judge and prioritize the validity of various of scientific information
  • Can apply internationally recognized principles for acknowledging and citing work of others properly

Type of instruction

Types of instruction are listed in §17; Structure and contents of the programme.



Name of examCommunication Systems
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
The examination is based on questions that take their starting points in the written documentation for the project module.
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleKommunikationssystemer
Module codeESNCTK1P2
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Electronics and IT
DepartmentDepartment of Electronic Systems
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design