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Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus IK1501 (Spring 2019–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

- Analogue and digital modulation

- Analogue and digital transmission

- Random signals and noise

- Introduction to channel-and source coding

Intended learning outcomes

Give the student the ability to analyze the design parameters of a communication system. That means that the student should be able to:

- Explain the system structure of analogue and digital communication systems

- Explain basic digital- and anologue modulation methods

- Use mathematical tools to analyse the performance of communication systems

- Use probability theory and stochastic processes in communication system applications.

- Explain the use of source- and channel coding in a communication system

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

General eligibility for university studies in Sweden, i.e. completed upper secondary education including documented proficiency in Swedish and English. Excemption from Swedish when the course is given in English. In addition, specific requirements of 30 credits (hp) Mathematic.

Recommended prerequisites

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Carlsson B., P. Crilly, J. Rutledge, Communication Systems, McGrawHill, 2002

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


  • INL1 - Problem Assignments, 1,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 6,0 hp, betygsskala: 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.

Other requirements for final grade

Written examination, TEN1, 6 HEC, Grade: AF

Problem assaigments, INL1, 1,5 HEC, Grade PF

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 web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web IK1501

Offered by

EECS/Computer Science

Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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