spring 2021
STE-3603 Discrete-time Signal Processing - 5 ECTS

Last changed 11.08.2021

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 December. Exchange students and Fulbright students: 1 October.

Type of course

The course can be taken as a single course.

Admission requirements

A relevant undergraduate bachelor Engineering programme with minimum 30 credits Mathematics/statistics topics

Application code 9371

Course overlap

STE6219 Discrete-time Signal Processing 5 stp

Course content

Discrete-time signal and systems, z-transform, discrete-fourier transform, fast-fourier transform, sampling, discretization, frequency response, impulse response, filter design techniques, correlation, convolution, interpolation, decimation.

Objectives of the course

After passing the course, students will have the following learning outcomes:

Knowledge and understanding:

The candidate

- Has thorough knowledge of core concepts within discrete-time signal processing.

- Can analyze formulated signal processing problems and identify methods to solve these.


The candidate

- Can use relevant methods within the field.

- Can utilize existing interpretations and relevant methods within the field to accomplish a task.


The candidate

- Can analyse relevant discrete-time signal processing problems.

- Can use the knowledge of concepts, theories and methods in discrete-time signal processing in other engineering areas.

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

Classroom lectures and written exercises. The course takes two weeks, each of 40 hours. Each day 3 hours of lectures, 1 hour of problem solving session and 4 hours of exercises.


Examination and assessment

The course is evaluated by written examination (3 hours). One of the tasks will be known in advance through Canvas as a project and shall be handed in together with the exam.

Grading follows A-F grading scale, F is Fail.

A re-sit exam will be arranged for this course.


  • About the course
  • Campus: Narvik |
  • ECTS: 5
  • Course code: STE-3603