TFY4280 - Signal Processing


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours C

Course content

The course focuses on basic tools in analysis of analogue and digital signals and systems. Time and frequency domain description of signals. Use of Laplace, Fourier, and Z-transforms. Basic analogue and digital filter design, frequency response, data sampling. Excitation-response analysis of linear systems. Description and analysis of stochastic signals and measured signals with noise, correlations and energy spectrum analysis. Analysis of signals and systems using mathematical methods involving differential and integral calculus, as well as numerical methods using Matlab or python.

Learning outcome

The student is expected to: 1. Obtain, through a combined theoretical and experimental approach to the subject, a fundamental understanding of signal processing and needed theoretical and mathematical background to describe signals and systems, experimental measurement signals and time series. 2. Learn how to analyze various problems in signal processing using mathematical methods involving differential and integral calculus, as well as ICT-based/numerical methods by using Matlab or python.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, calculation assignments, compulsory computer laboratory exercises (MATLAB or python). When lectures and lecture material are in English, the exam may be given in English only. Students are free to choose Norwegian or English for written assessments.

Compulsory assignments

  • Laboratory exercises

Further on evaluation

The re-sit examination (in August) may be changed from written to oral.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

"Signals and Systems" by Bernd Girod, Rudolf Rabenstein, and Alexander Stenger. Lecture notes.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIF4076 7.5


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 C
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
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