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Digital Communication

  • Number of credits 7.5 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Spring Term 2018

About the course

The course covers principles and performance limits in digital communication. Special emphasis is given to methods for effective communication in noisy channels. The course includes concepts and methods in information theory, source coding, channel models and channel coding technology.

Application and eligibility

Digital Communication, 7.5 hp

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Spring Term 2018 Visa tillfällen för efterkommande termin


Lectures begin on week starting 15 January 2018


Lectures end during the week of 19 March 2018

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Type of studies

Daytime, 50%

Required Knowledge

For admission to the course 90 ECTS earlier studies are required, of which at least 60 ECTS (one year full time) courses in Electronics or 60 ECTS in Physics or equivalent knowledge.
Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper Secondary course English A/5. Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.


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Application deadline was 16 October 2017. Please note: This application round is intended only for applicants within the EU/EEA and Switzerland. Online application service is in Swedish. Notification of admission will be sent in mid-November. Contact the department for more information.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

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Contactpersons for the course are:
Sven Rönnbäck, International Coordinator