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Course description

Competencies and objectives


Course context for academic year 2021-22

Preliminary recommended subjects: Signals and Systems, Communication Theory, Fundamentals of engineering optics.

Transmission media are a fundamental part of telecommunication systems since they ensure the correct transmission of information between two faraway points. The knowledge of the existing transmission media, their characteristics and working mode are a discipline of interest for the future graduate student in Telecommunication Engineering.



Course content (verified by ANECA in official undergraduate and Master’s degrees)

UA Basic Transversal Competences

  • CT10 : Capacity to confront, plan and solve real problems demanded by society in the field of engineering.
  • CT11 : Capacity to learn and apply new concepts and methods in an autonomous and interdisciplinary fashion.
  • CT12 : Capacity to assimilate and adapt to the permanent evolution of technology when developing one's professional career.
  • CT13 : Capacity to adopt the scientific method when planning and carrying out different academic and professional tasks.


Basic Transversal Competences

  • CT1 : Students should show they possess and understand knowledge in a field of study that continues from general secondary education and is usually found at a level which, although supported by advanced textbooks, also includes certain aspects that involve knowledge arising from the cutting edge of their field of study.
  • CT2 : Students should know how to apply their knowledge to their job or vocation in a professional manner and should possess those skills that are usually reflected when preparing and defending arguments and solving problems in their field of study.
  • CT3 : Students should have the ability to gather and interpret relevant data (normally within their field of study) to give opinions that include a reflection on important, social, scientific, ethical matters, etc.
  • CT4 : Students should be able to transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.


Specific Competences: >> Competences Common to the Telecommunications Branch

  • C1 : Capacity for self-learning of new knowledge and techniques appropriate for the conception, development and exploitation of telecommunications systems and services.
  • C4 : Capacity to analyse and specify the fundamental parameters of communication systems.
  • C8 : Capacity to understand the mechanisms for propagating and transmitting electromagnetic and acoustic waves, and their corresponding transmitting and receiving devices.




Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

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Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2021-22

  • To understand the existing transmission media, the advantages and disadvantages which are presented by each one of them.
  • To study the problematic of the noise in radio communication systems as bounding factor.
  • To understand and to analyze the signal propagation in ideal transmission lines both in time and frequency domain.
  • To know the different degradations that appear in real transmission lines, to understand and characterize them in specific lines.
  • To know the most used guiding transmission systems, the advantages and disadvantages that are presented by each of them, and their behavior inside a communication system.
  • To analyze antennas as a radio communication system element, to know and understand his parameters as transmitting and receiver antenna.
  • To know the most used types of antennas and to understand their more significant features.




Code: 20037
Lecturer responsible:
Credits ECTS: 6,00
Theoretical credits: 1,50
Practical credits: 0,90
Distance-base hours: 3,60

Departments involved

    Theoretical credits: 1,5
    Practical credits: 0,9
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

Study programmes where this course is taught