Digital Signal Processing


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module adds to knowledge obtained in Discrete Mathematics.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Must have knowledge of basic signal sampling and its limitations
  • Must be able to explain the concepts of aliasing
  • Must have knowledge about linear time invariant systems including impulse response, difference equation, convolution, stability, and causality
  • Must have knowledge of finite impulse response filters
  • Must have knowledge about definition, basic properties and theorems regarding discrete Fourier transform
  • Must be able to explain frequency domain spectra and relate them to their time domain representations.


  • Must be able to analyse digital signals and finite impulse response filters by using the methods of convolution, difference equation, impulse response and frequency domain response
  • Must be able to design finite impulse response filters from a set of specifications using MATLAB functions
  • Must be able to apply the design tools of MATLAB to calculate the filter coefficients
  • Must be able to implement and test digital filters using MATLAB


  • Must be able to solve signal processing related problems in a practical context
  • Must be able to apply signal processing algorithms and analyse the results

Type of instruction

Refer to the overview of instruction types listed in the start of chapter 3. The types of instruction for this course are decided according to the current Joint Programme Regulations and directions are decided and given by The Study Board of Electronics and IT.



Name of examDigital Signal Processing
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
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 titleDigital signalbehandling
Module codeESNITCOB3K2
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Education ownerBachelor of Science (BSc) in Engineering (IT, Communication and New Media)
Study BoardStudy Board of Electronics and IT
DepartmentDepartment of Electronic Systems
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design