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521323S Wireless Communications I, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 521323S  Validity 01.08.2015 -
Name Wireless Communications I  Abbreviation Wireless Commun 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
TypeAdvanced Studies Discipline4342 Communications Engineering 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Electrical Engineering DP 

Jari Iinatti 

ECTS Credits 

5 ECTS cr

Language of instruction 



Fall, period 2

Learning outcomes 

1. can analyze the performance of multilevel digital modulation methods in AWGN channel

2. can explain the effect of fading channel on the performance of the modulation method and can analyze the performance

3. recognizes the suitable diversity methods for fading channel and related combining methods

4. can define the basic carrier and symbol synchronization methods and is able to make the performance comparison of them

5. can explain design methods signals for band-limited channels

6. can classify different channel equalizers, and perform the performance analysis


Digital modulation methods and their performance in AWGN-channel, radio channel models, performance of digital modulation in fading channel, diversity techniques, channel equalizers in wireless communication channel, carrier and symbol synchronization.

Mode of delivery 

Face-to-face teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures and exercise (total 44 hours) and the compulsory design work with a simulation program (20 h)


Target group 

1st year WCE students and M.Sc. students (i.e., 4th year in EE degree programme)

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

521330A Telecommunication Engineering 521316S Broadband Communications Systems

Recommended optional programme components 


Recommended or required reading 

Parts of book: Andrea Goldsmith: Wireless Communications, Cambridge University Press, 2005. Parts of book: J.G. Proakis: Digital Communications, 4th ed, McGraw Hill, 2001.

Assessment methods and criteria 

The course is passed with minor exams (only during lecture period) or with final exam; and the accepted design work report. In the final grade of the course, the weight for the examination(s) is 0.6 and that for the design work report 0.4.

Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage.


The course utilizes a numerical grading scale 1-5. In the numerical scale zero stands for a fail.

Person responsible 

Jari Iinatti

Working life cooperation 


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