Checking date: 27/04/2023

Course: 2023/2024

Pre-quantum information and communication
Master in Quantum Technologies and Engineering (Plan: 476 - Estudio: 379)

Coordinating teacher: KOCH , TOBIAS MIRCO

Department assigned to the subject: Signal and Communications Theory Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


This course introduces students to classical communication systems and information theory. Students will acquire a profound understanding of: - The fundamental elements and the probabilistic modeling of classical communication systems. - The main information theoretic concepts and limits to analyze classical communication systems. - The techniques used for modulation, encoding and decoding.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
The topics covered in this course are as follows: 1) Fundamental elements and probabilistic modeling of classical communication systems. 2) Modern information theory: information measures, fundamental limits in Shannon's theory and quantum information. 3) Techniques for data modulation, coding and decoding.
Learning activities and methodology
Lectures: The basic concepts will be mainly taught at the blackboard. Exercises: In order to deepen the understanding of the taught material, every two weeks students have to hand in the solutions to a set of problems. These solutions will be graded from 1 to 10, the average grade over the whole semester will constitute part of the grade of the continuous assessment.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 0
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 100

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Basic Bibliography
  • Amos Lapidoth. A Foundation in Digital Communication. Cambridge University Press. 2017
  • John G. Proakis. Digital Communications. McGraw-Hill. 2001
  • Thomas M. Cover and Joy A. Thomas. Elements of Information Theory. John Wiley & Sons. 2006

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.