Communication Systems (EE316) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Communication Systems EE316 3 2 0 4 6
Pre-requisite Course(s)
EE 303 and EE 213
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Mix
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Experiment, Question and Answer, Drill and Practice.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yaser DALVEEN
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to provide a background for communication systems including analog modulations and demodulation processes along with receiver structures, in general.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • introducing and analysis of communication signals and systems
  • studying basic analog modulation schemes (AM, FM and PM)
  • noise analysis in analog communication systems
  • introducing digital communication systems
  • laboratory experiments and use of computer tools (especially matlab) for communication signals and systems
Course Content Amplitude modulation and demodulation, angle modulation and demodulation, phase locked loop, frequency division multiplexing, noise analysis in AM and FM systems, sampling theorem, PAM, PPM and PWM systems, time division multiplexing.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introducing communication systems and signals Study the lecture notes
2 Review-1: Signals and Systems Study lecture notes
3 review-2: Signals adn Systems Study lecture notes
4 Review-3: Signals and Systems Study lecture notes
5 Analog modulation principles-1 Study lecture notes
6 Analog modulation principles-2 Study lecture notes
7 Analog modulation principles-3 Study lecture notes
8 Midterm Examination Study lecture notes
9 Angle Modulation-1 Study lecture notes
10 Angle modulations-2 Study lecture notes
11 Angle modulation-3 Study lecture notes
12 Analog Modulator/demodulator structures Study lecture notes
13 Time and Frequency Division Multiplexing Study lecture notes
14 Random processes in communication Systems Study lecture notes
15 Introduction to Digital Communication Systems Study lecture notes
16 Final examination period Study lecture notes


Course Book 1. Haykin, S., Moher, M., Communication systems, 5th edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2010.
Other Sources 2. Carlson, B.C. et al., Communication Systems, 4th ed., McGraw Hill, 2002.
3. Stremler, F.G., Introduction to communication systems, Third edition, Addison-Wesley Publishing company, 1990

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory 7 15
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 15
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 20
Toplam 9 50
Percentage of Semester Work 80
Percentage of Final Work 20
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Adequate knowledge of subjects related to mathematics, natural sciences, and Electrical and Electronics Engineering discipline; ability to apply theoretical and applied knowledge in those fields to the solution of complex engineering problems. X
2 An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems, ability to choose and apply appropriate models and analysis methods for this. X
3 An ability to design a system, component, or process under realistic constraints to meet desired needs, and ability to apply modern design approaches for this.
4 The ability to select and use the necessary modern techniques and tools for the analysis and solution of complex problems encountered in engineering applications; the ability to use information technologies effectively X
5 Ability to design and conduct experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret results for investigating complex engineering problems or discipline-specific research topics. X
6 An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams, and ability of individual working.
7 Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; knowledge of at least one foreign language; active report writing and understanding written reports, preparing design and production reports, the ability to make effective presentation the ability to give and receive clear and understandable instructions.
8 Awareness of the necessity of lifelong learning; the ability to access knowledge, follow the developments in science and technology and continuously stay updated.
9 Acting compliant with ethical principles, professional and ethical responsibility, and knowledge of standards used in engineering applications.
10 Knowledge about professional activities in business, such as project management, risk management, and change management awareness of entrepreneurship and innovation; knowledge about sustainable development.
11 Knowledge about the impacts of engineering practices in universal and societal dimensions on health, environment, and safety. the problems of the current age reflected in the field of engineering; awareness of the legal consequences of engineering solutions.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 3 16 48
Laboratory 6 2 12
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 3 42
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics 8 4 32
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 6 6
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 10 10
Total Workload 150