EEEN3004J Digital Signal Processing

Academic Year 2024/2025

Restriction: Beijing-based students only.

This module covers the theoretical basis of discrete-time signal processing (digital signal processing), and gives practical applications of DSP such as signal filtering, signal interpretation, and signal analysis. DSP is widely used in digital communications, digital media, and computational science and this course provides the framework for applications in electronic engineering, computer science, physics, geology and applied mathematics. Specific topics covered include digital filtering, discrete Fourier transforms, z-transforms, linear time invariant systems, and spectral analysis. Applications in speech and audio processing, digital communications, biomedical signal analysis and image processing are introduced. A number of computer based assignments are given.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

You will learn fundamental concepts in DSP:
- Signal classification
- discrete Fourier analysis, z-transforms
- Linear Time-Invariant (LTI) systems
- Digital filtering
- Spectral analysis
- The Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) algorithm
You will also gain hands-on experience of computer based DSP algorithms using Matlab software.

Indicative Module Content:

Analysis of discrete signals, and discrete filtering.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours






Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lectures, independent reading, individual labs and/or homework assignments. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:


Module Requisites and Incompatibles

Additional Information:
This module is delivered overseas and is not available to students based at the UCD Belfield or UCD Blackrock campuses

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade In Module Component Repeat Offered
Exam (In-person): Timed, proctored, closed-book exam. End of trimester
2 hr(s)
Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Quizzes/Short Exercises: Labwork followed by online quizzes, and some smaller in-class exercises. Timing varies according to timetabling. Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6, Week 7, Week 8, Week 9, Week 10, Week 11, Week 12, Week 14, Week 15 Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No



Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Class feedback integrated into lectures. Individual feedback on request.