389.138 Telecommunications
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021S, VU, 3.5h, 4.5EC


  • Semester hours: 3.5
  • Credits: 4.5
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to understand and apply the methods described under the item "Lehrinhalte". The theoretical models are primarily based on mathematical methods. The students are able to solve basic problems related to telecommunication system design.

Subject of course

Introduction. Fundamentals of information theory and signal detection. Puls-Code-Modulation. Baseband transmission. Source coding. Channel coding. Mobile communication. Carrier communication. Noise and link-budget. Synchronization.

1. Signals and Systems: Spectrum, Bandwidth, SNR 2. Elements of information theory: Entropy, Binary Symmetric Channel, Channel-Capacity 3.Source-Coding 4.Channels: Cables, Fibers, Radio 5.Modulation-Formats: analog and digital 6.Demodulation: Matched Filter, Error-Probability 7.Channel-Coding: Block and Convolutional Codes 8.Power-Bandwith-Efficiency 9.Multiple Access: FDMA,TDMA, CDMA 10. Synchronization 11. Equalization 12. Intersymbol -Interference  13. Mobile Communications.

Teaching methods

The contents of the course will be presented with mathematical models and partially visualized with simulations.

Mode of examination

Written and oral

Additional information

Please send questions regarding the exercises to tk138@list.tuwien.ac.at only!

first class: Tue, 2.3.2021 at 10:15  via zoom-meeting. Invitation will be postet in TISS.



Examination modalities

The exam is written and oral. First the written part has to be successfully completed and after that the oral exam take place.

The exercise-part will be conducted via TUWEL. The exercise-part will be concluded by a written exam on Fr. 25.06. 12:30 (virtual). Participation at the exercise test requires a room in which you can work alone and undisturbed, at least one device with camera and microphone, as well as, a stable Internet connection. In addition, a printer would be helpful to print the problem sheets. Throughout the test the camera has to be activated and the microphone deactivated (only activated upon request). The problems have to be solved on paper, scanned (e.g., via smartphone camera) and uploaded on TUWEL. If this is not possible for you, please contact the course instructors well ahead of time (latest when registering for the test). Details and modalities of the exercise-part are described in TUWEL.


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Wed10:00 - 12:0011.08.2021 written&oral02.08.2021 12:00 - 09.08.2021 12:00TISSmündliche Prüfung

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
22.02.2021 09:00 01.04.2021 23:59

Registration modalities:

Registration is required to get access to the exercise-course on TUWEL.


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
033 235 Electrical Engineering and Information Technology 6. Semester


Begleitskriptum zum Buch Glover,Grant: "Digital Communications" verfügbar; Glover, Grant: Digital Communications, Prentice-Hall, ISBN 0-13-565391-6

Previous knowledge

It is assumed that you have a fair knowledge about signal and systems including the relevant mathematical tools.

Preceding courses