For the development of new communication systems or the optimal use (dimensioning and parameterization) of given systems, a profound understanding of the basic transmission methods is of crucial importance. Practically all current communication systems are based on digital transmission methods. In the specialization "Digital Communication Systems", the whole chain of signal processing blocks in a digital transmission system is comprehensively covered, starting with source coding, channel coding, modulation up to the transmission channel as well as the corresponding reception methods. With regard to the transmission channel, electrical waveguides, optical waveguides and radio systems are considered and modelled in terms of system theory.
By dealing with current transmission methods and standards, especially for radio transmission, graduates are well prepared to take on research and development tasks in all areas of digital communication. A broad and in-depth basic training enables them to familiarize themselves very quickly with new tasks. Graduates think in blocks and systems and are therefore able to understand even very complex systems. They can develop concepts for entire communication systems as well as work on complex detailed problems, e.g. abstracting physical relationships with system theoretical methods.
The acquired skills are not only in demand in classical communications engineering companies, but increasingly also, for example, in companies in the automotive industry, automation technology and in the field of intelligent energy supply systems.