Communication Systems

Higher education teachers: Bešter Janez

Higher education teachers: , Pustišek Matevž
Credits: 7
Semester: winter
Subject code: 64114

Subject description


  • Enrolment in the class. Acquaintance with content of following courses: Fundamentals of programming, Mathematics I, Mathematics II.

Content (Syllabus outline):

Fundamentals of communications and telecommunications. Information society. Information resources. Application of information resources; communication services in education. Users and information-communication service and content providers, and their application. Communication channel model. Digital data transmission. Time-dependent communication analysis. Purpose of layered models and communication protocols, protocol data units. OSI and TCP/IP reference models. Fundamentals of communication systems: multiplexing, packet and circuit transfer modes, connection-oriented and connection-less communications. Communication buses. Synchronous and asynchronous transfer modes. Features of various buses and limitations in their operation. Architectures of telecommunication networks; access and core networks. Examples and operation of selected systems in communication services provisioning: Ethernet, xDSL, wireless and mobile networks, Internet systems with TCP/IP, satellite and broadcasting networks. Broadband concept, mobility, multimedia. Fundamentals of Web and Web technologies. Traditional Internet services and applications. Internet of things – concept and application examples. Convergent interactive Internet applications. Fundamentals of convergent multimedia components and services, and broadcasting systems.

Objectives and competences:

  • The course introduces fundamental knowledge about operation and application of communication systems.
  • The course combines theoretical background with practical applications and real-world examples. The topics build an integral whole, which is of interest and necessary for all students of electrical engineering and multimedia. At the same time it facilitates involvement in telecommunications and multimedia professional subjects in the continuation of the study.

Intended learning outcomes:

  • Knowledge of basic concepts of information-communication technologies and systems, for future application in industry environments and the continuation of the study.
  • Based on the knowledge of basic concepts ability to understand, use or analyse existing and future communication systems, and critically compare and judge them.
  • Ability to extend basic system comprehension, as well as intra- and cross-domain knowledge binding.

Learning and teaching methods:

  • Lectures, ex-cathedra and laboratory exercises, e-learning.

Study materials

  1. Comer, D.: Internetworking with TCP/IP, Vol 1 (6th Edition), ISBN-10: 013608530X, 2013, Addison-Wesley.
  2. Tannenbaum, A.S.: Computer networks, 5th ed., international ed., ISBN 978-0-13-255317-9, 2011, Pearson.
  3. Stallings, W.: Data and computer communications, 9th ed., ISBN 978-0-13-139205-2, 2011, Prentice Hall.
  4. Fall, K. R., Stevens, W. R.: TCP/IP illustrated. Vol. 1, The protocols, 2nd ed., ISBN 978-0-321-33631-6, 2012, Addison-Wesley.

Study in which the course is carried out

  • 2 year - 1st cycle - Electrical Engineering