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HE1037 Data- and Telecommunication 10.0 credits

About course offering

For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 28 Oct 2024 programme students

Target group

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Part of programme

Degree Programme in Engineering and Economics, åk 2, METL, Mandatory

Degree Programme in Engineering and Economics, åk 3, METL, Mandatory

Degree Programme in Medical Technology, åk 2, Mandatory


Autumn 2024: P2 (2.0 hp)

Spring 2025: P3 (7.5 hp), P4 (0.5 hp)


28 Oct 2024
2 Jun 2025

Pace of study


Form of study

Normal Daytime

Language of instruction


Course location

KTH Flemingsberg

Number of places

Places are not limited

Planned modular schedule


For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 28 Oct 2024 programme students

Application code



For course offering

Autumn 2024 Start 28 Oct 2024 programme students


Anders Cajander (


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Headings with content from the Course syllabus HE1037 (Autumn 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

• Signals in the domain of time and frequency

• Fourier series

•Influence on the signal:

network for limitation of bandwidth, damping, sampling and PCM converting

• Analogue and digital modulation.

• Data transmission: Bandwidth, media of transmission.

• Data rate versus modulation rate and bandwidth versus pulse width.

• Transmission systems: cables (forward and reflected power)

• Antennas and wave propagation

• Equipments in and functions of computer networks.

• The function of protocols in local networks

• Applications: wired and wireless communication systems

Intended learning outcomes

To provide fundamental knowledge about the process of electronic communication

After passing the course you should be able to

• Explain important concepts and terminology within the communication field

• Describe the basic components in a communication system

• Analyse signals in the domain of time and frequency

• Explain the difference between digital and analogue signals and the coversion between them

• Describe the fundamentals for TCP/IP-based communicationfunction

• Calculate the data rate in a data channel

• Describe analogue and digital methods of modulation

• Apply the theory about coding and modulation in a communication system

• Describe in what way noise, damping and interference influence the signal in a transmission media

• Describe the appearance of electromagnetic waves and perform a link budget calculation

• Discuss and compare different ways of sollving particular problems in the communication process

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

To take the course the student need basic knowledge of mathematics, circuit theory and electronics.

Recommended prerequisites

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Wallander, Per, 17 lektioner i TELEKOMMUNIKATION, Perant AB, ISBN 91-86296-10-8

Maria Kihl & Jens A Andersson, Datakommunikation och nätverk. Studentlitteratur ISBN: 978-91-44-08306-3

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • LAB1 - Lab Work, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • NÄR1 - Attendance, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN2 - Examination, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

To get the lower grades the student kust be able to describe och perform calculations on individual systems using a handbook.

To get the higher grades a deeper understanding for the connection between the different functions and properties is required.

The final grade is based mainly on the written exams. Grading A-F.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

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Anders Cajander (