Seminar on Digital Communications

Module Number: EI77013

Duration: 1 Semester

Occurence: Winter Semester and Summer Semester

Language: English


Professor in charge: Gerhard Kramer

Amount of Work

Contact hours: 45

Self-study hours: 105

Total: 150

Description of achievement and assessment methods

Module examination with the following components:
- Written thesis of the results (30%)
- 20-minute scientific lecture on the topic and subsequent 10-minute discussion (50%)
- Participation in the discussion (20%)

Recommended requirements

The following modules should be successfully completed before participation:
- Lectures on digital communications
- Depending on the topic, relevant specialist lectures, if applicable


Various current topics from the areas of digital communication technology (e.g. source, channel and network coding, optical transmission technology, information theory) are selected for the seminar, which the students work on independently.

Each student summarizes the results of his or her work in writing and gives a scientific lecture, which is followed by a scientific discussion.

Intended Learning Outcome

By participating in the module events, the student gains knowledge of current scientific developments in the field of digital communication technology.
The student is then able to independently work on a task from a current subject area of communications technology in a scientific manner and to prepare a written thesis. In addition, the student can present the knowledge he has developed in front of an expert audience.

Teaching and learning methods

Each student is assigned a research assistant as a supervisor, who instructs them in researching and reading scientific specialist literature and guides them in writing the seminar paper. An introductory event conveys the basics of scientific lectures or presentations.


The following forms of media are used:
- Computer-aided presentation for the presentation of the participants.


The following literature is recommended:
- The literature used is made available to the students depending on their topic. If necessary, the supervisor supports the student in the search for further relevant scientific specialist literature.