Signal processing, Coding and Visual Communication

Signal processing, Coding and Visual communication study line

Processing and transmission of signals in communication systems. This includes data compression, video coding and advanced signal processing utilizing e.g., machine learning.

Purpose and Content
This master study line is composed of courses aimed at providing the foundations for development of methods for signal processing in communication systems and the technologies to transmit these signals. The technologies include both wired technologies as well as wireless communication. The study line is focused on the signals and processing of these signals in communication systems. This covers both signal processing for the physical media for transmission, as well as signals close to the users and applications, e.g. processing of natural signals such as audio, images, or video to match them to the transmission environment provided. The reason for this dual approach is that there is a common basis for the processing methods.

Job Profile
The graduates from this study line are mostly working in that part of industry where the physical realizations of communication equipment is taking place. The most well-known example from Denmark is probably the advanced mobile and wireless communication industry including operators. However, there are also a number of possibilities in smaller less known companies, in communication sectors as well as e.g. companies within industrial or traffic control. Another part of the graduates are employed by the growing industry for production of advanced multimedia, such as broadcasting companies, producers of video equipment or internet applications.  

Structure of Studies
This study line requires that the students fulfill the requirements specified in the admission description of the programme in Communication and System Design described in the programme specification.

In addidtion to the compulsory courses and requirements listed in the Curriculum, the following courses are mandatory for this study line:

- 34230 (Technological specialisation)

- 34249 or 34349 (General competence)

34230 Digital communication 10 point Autumn E2 (Mon 13-17, Thurs 8-12)
34249 Synthesis Project for Communication Technologies 10 point Spring F5B (Wed 13-17) and June
or
34349 FPGA design for communication systems 10 point Spring F5 (Wed 8-17)

The remaining 20 ECTS of Technological specialisation courses may be chosen within the list below (if total of more than 30 ECTS of technological specialisation courses are chosen, they will count in the Electives category):

01405 Algebraic Error-Correcting Codes 5 point Spring F4B (Fri 8-12)
02203 Design of Digital Systems 5 point Autumn E2B (Thurs 8-12)
02471 Machine learning for signal processing 5 point Autumn E1B (Thurs 13-17)
34240 Data Science, Compression and Image Communication 5 point Spring F4B (Fri 8-12)
34241 Digital video technology 5 point Spring F4A (Tues 13-17)
34250 Advanced image and video coding 5 point Autumn E4A (Tues 13-17)
34251 Advanced forward error correction and iterative decoding 5 point January

A recommended study program for each semester is shown below:

Signal processing, Coding and Visual communication, Skema

General competences
Technological specialization
Thesis
Electives
1.Semester
34230
Digital communication
10 point
34368
Global communication network... Global communication network infrastructure and design
5 point
02471
Machine learning for signal processing
5 point
Electives
Electives
5 point
34251
Advanced forward error correction and... Advanced forward error correction and iterative decoding
5 point
2.Semester
34349
FPGA design for communication systems
10 point
34240
Data Science, Compression and Image... Data Science, Compression and Image Communication
5 point
34241
Digital video technology
5 point
34346
Networking technologies and application... Networking technologies and application development for Internet of Things (IoT)
5 point
42501
Innovation in Engineering
5 point
3.Semester
34250
Advanced image and video coding
5 point
34156
Advanced Optical Communication Systems
5 point
Elective
Electives
10 point
34365
IoT Prototyping
5 point
02476
Machine Learning Operations
5 point
4.Semester
Master
Master's thesis
30 point