Course Details

ELE 324 Telecommunication Theory I
2021-2022 Spring term information

The course is open this term
Section: 21
Supervisor(s):Dr. Emre Aktaž
E7Monday14:00 - 16:45
Section: 22
Supervisor(s):Dr. Cenk Toker
OnlineWednesday09:00 - 11:45

Timing data are obtained using weekly schedule program tables. To make sure whether the course is cancelled or time-shifted for a specific week one should consult the supervisor and/or follow the announcements.

Course definition tables are extracted from the ECTS Course Catalog web site of Hacettepe University ( in real-time and displayed here. Please check the appropriate page on the original site against any technical problems. Course data last updated on 26/05/2022.


Course Name Code Semester Theory
Credit ECTS
Prerequisite(s)ELE301 Signals and Systems
Course languageEnglish
Course typeMust 
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-Face 
Learning and teaching strategiesLecture
Question and Answer
Problem Solving
Other: This course must be taken together with ELE326 TELECOMMUNICATIONS LABORATORY I.  
Instructor (s)Faculty members 
Course objectiveUpon succesful completion of the course the student - Understand the notions of modulation and demodulation in electrical communication - Understand the structures of fundamental analog communication systems - Understand the notion of noise in communications, its mathematical representation, and its effect on analog communication systems  
Learning outcomes
  1. Use baseband representations of passband modulated signals
  2. Learn fundamental analog communication systems
  3. Understand coherent detection and the effect of phase offset
  4. Understand power and bandwidth efficiency in modulation
  5. Know modelling of noise in communications, use fundamental methods for noise analysis, and the noise performance of fundamental analog systems
Course ContentI. Review of the Fourier transform and its properties. Transmission of signals through linear sytems. Filters
II. Amplitude modulation (AM), double-sideband subressed carrier modulation (DSB-SC),
III. Hilbert Transform, pre-envelope, canonical representation of band-pass signals, band-pass systems
IV. Filtering of sidebands, vestigal sideband modulation, single sideband modulation (SSB)
V. Angle modulation, frequency modulation (FM)
VI. Random processes, correlation function, power spectral density
VII. Noise in AM modulation
VIII. Noise in FM modulation
ReferencesHaykin, Communication systems 

Course outline weekly

Week 1Review of the Fourier transform and its properties. Transmission of signals through linear sytems. Filters
Week 2Amplitude modulation (AM)
Week 3Double-sideband subressed carrier modulation (DSB-SC)
Week 4Hilbert Transform, pre-envelope, canonical representation of band-pass signals
Week 5Filtering of sidebands, vestigal sideband modulation, single sideband modulation (SSB)
Week 6Frequency division multiplexing
Week 7Angle modulation
Week 8Narrowband FM
Week 9Wideband FM
Week 10Midterm exam
Week 11Random processes
Week 12Random processes
Week 13Noise in AM modulation
Week 14Noise in FM modulation
Week 15Preparation for Final exam
Week 16Final exam

Assesment methods

Course activitiesNumberPercentage
Field activities00
Specific practical training00
Final exam150
Percentage of semester activities contributing grade succes050
Percentage of final exam contributing grade succes050

Workload and ECTS calculation

Activities Number Duration (hour) Total Work Load
Course Duration (x14) 14 3 42
Laboratory 0 0 0
Specific practical training000
Field activities000
Study Hours Out of Class (Preliminary work, reinforcement, ect)14684
Presentation / Seminar Preparation000
Homework assignment000
Midterms (Study duration)000
Final Exam (Study duration) 12020
Total Workload2929146

Matrix Of The Course Learning Outcomes Versus Program Outcomes

D.9. Key Learning OutcomesContrubition level*
1. PO1. Possesses the theoretical and practical knowledge required in Electrical and Electronics Engineering discipline.     X
2. PO2. Utilizes his/her theoretical and practical knowledge in the fields of mathematics, science and electrical and electronics engineering towards finding engineering solutions.    X
3. PO3. Determines and defines a problem in electrical and electronics engineering, then models and solves it by applying the appropriate analytical or numerical methods.    X 
4. PO4. Designs a system under realistic constraints using modern methods and tools.   X 
5. PO5. Designs and performs an experiment, analyzes and interprets the results. X   
6. PO6. Possesses the necessary qualifications to carry out interdisciplinary work either individually or as a team member.  X   
7. PO7. Accesses information, performs literature search, uses databases and other knowledge sources, follows developments in science and technology.X    
8. PO8. Performs project planning and time management, plans his/her career development.X    
9. PO9. Possesses an advanced level of expertise in computer hardware and software, is proficient in using information and communication technologies. X   
10. PO10. Is competent in oral or written communication; has advanced command of English.X    
11. PO11. Has an awareness of his/her professional, ethical and social responsibilities.X    
12. PO12. Has an awareness of the universal impacts and social consequences of engineering solutions and applications; is well-informed about modern-day problems.X    
13. PO13. Is innovative and inquisitive; has a high level of professional self-esteem. X   

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

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