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ELEX 7250 - Communication Theory and Applications

Electrical and Computer Engineering Part-time Studies Course

School of Energy

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

Course Details

The course covers an introduction to the analysis of signals, amplitude (SSB, DSB, QAM) and angle (FM, PM) modulations as well as sampling and pulse code modulation (PCM) techniques. Also covered are the principles of digital data communications, probability theory, random processes, and performance of analog and digital systems in the presence of noise. The course includes an introduction to information theory and error correction techniques.


ELEX 7110





Fall 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2021 term.

CRN 34846

Thu Sep 02 - Tue Dec 14 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 02 - Dec 14 Thu 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SE12 Rm. 313


George Lipski

Course Outline




  1. This course will be delivered 100% in-person at the BCIT Burnaby campus. No class on Thursday, September 30th (National Day for Truth and Reconciliation) or on Thursday, November 11th (Remembrance Day). Labs and tutorials to be scheduled outside of class hours, schedule to be determined. Registrants who are not BTech Electronics students must have program head approval. For more information, to request approval, or to be placed on the waitlist if the course is full, please contact Katie Howard at or (604) 432-8237. Note: BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a Part-time Studies course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Calculate the SNR, channel bandwidth and the rate of communication modulation.
  • Classify signals, describe the unit impulse function and represent signals by an orthogonal set.
  • Solve problems on amplitude modulation (AM, DSB, QAM, SSB and VSB), angle modulation, QAM and PCM.
  • Provide details of digital data transmission including line coding, pulse shaping, and digital multiplexing.
  • Delineate the NA digital hierarchy including framing, signaling and capacity management schemes.
  • Solve problems of probability and random processes related to communications.
  • Describe the behavior of analog and digital communication systems in the presence of noise and calculate performance.
  • Calculate channel capacity, BER, and use error detection and correction codes.
  • Perform five lab experiments involving analog and digital signals, AM, FM, QAM modulation, and AWGN – BER relationships.

Effective as of Winter 2014

Related Programs

ELEX 7250 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Energy

  1. Electronics
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology

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