Communication Systems


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Must have knowledge about advanced PHY layer technologies and principles such as spectrum usage and limitations, advanced modulation and multiplexing techniques, and channel coding in selected systems
  • Must have knowledge about mobile systems and technologies in the light of 3G, 4G and beyond 4G
  • Must have knowledge about access technologies like mobile cellular access
  • Must have knowledge about Machine Type Communication (MTC) and similar 5G technologies
  • Must have knowledge about network architectures (densification, Cloud Radio Access Network, Software Defined Networking, Network Function Virtualization)
  • Must have knowledge about Digital broadcast networks (radio and TV) such as cable, satellite and terrestrial networks
  • Must have knowledge about wired (broadband) networks such as DSL-, cable TV- and fibre-based infrastructures


  • Must be able to explain the principles and technologies used in advanced PHY layers
  • Must be able to discuss the mobile systems / technologies, network architectures, access technologies, and MTC technologies
  • Must be able to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses in the use of traditional mobile networks, wireless or broadcast networks for mobile TV/radio transmission.


  • Must have the competency to analyse and assess the potentials and limitations of existing and future PHY layer technologies in selected systems
  • Must have the competency to identify and discuss the key technologies and standards for broadband and broadcast networks and the properties of networks that are essential for supporting services
  • Must have the competency to analyse and assess the potentials and limitations of existing and future mobile cellular technologies including MTC technologies.

Type of instruction

Types of instruction are listed at the start of ┬ž17;┬áStructure and contents of the programme.



Name of examCommunication Systems
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Permitted aidsFind the information about the allowed tools on the exam specification
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 codeESNICTEK1K4N
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


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