Advanced Digital Signal Processing (102H6)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

We cover applications of advanced digital signal processing techniques, in theory and practice.
You study:
  • the revision of linear systems theory, discretisation, Fourier, Laplace, and z-transforms
  • the relationship between z and s planes, stability, poles and zero locations
  • a detailed discussion of the system response, convolution and correlation functions
  • designing and realising discrete digital filtering such as IIR and FIR
  • two-dimensional filtering for image and video processing along with the discrete cosine transforms for image compression.
The lab session will implement and evaluate these designs on real DSPs using C and Matlab.


56%: Lecture
44%: Practical (Laboratory)


25%: Coursework (Software exercise)
75%: Examination (Computer-based examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 36 hours of contact time and about 114 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2021/22. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: