This course aims to teach the basic principles of telecommunication systems covering a wide range of topics such as signal basics (e.g., time versus frequency domains), baseband digital transmission (e.g., design guidelines & fundamental limits in sampling and then converting analog signals to digital signals), data transmission (e.g., with and without channel coding in view of noise and interference), modulation & demodulation (e.g., QAM versus PSK constellations), protocol basics (e.g., ARQ for retransmission).  To enlighten the students, some recent advances on modern communication systems (e.g., what is 5G and how 6G will evolve?) will also be introduced. 

It may be one of the most important modules for students who want to stay in the area of electronics engineering & wireless communications.  Ideally, students can have a foundation in Signals and Systems, Digital Signal Processing.