CET702 Spread-Spectrum Communication System

Course Provider

School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE)



Academic Unit



The objective of this course is to provide learners with a good understanding  of the fundamental principles of spread-spectrum and CDMA digital  communication systems which is the communication technique for modern  wireless communications such as 3G and above.

This course is part of:

- Graduate Certificate in Signal and Media Processing
- FlexiMasters in Signal and Media Processing
- Graduate Certificate in Information and Telecommunication Engineering
FlexiMasters in Information and Telecommunication Engineering


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On completion of the course, the learners should be able to:

1. Be equipped with a good knowledge of the properties of direct-sequence spread-spectrum digital communications;
2. Analyze the various types of CDMA wireless digital communication systems and;

3. Study the performance improvements of various spread spectrum systems used in modern wireless digital communication systems.

Spread Spectrum Communication System

Fundamental of Direct-sequence Spread-spectrum Communications. Walsh Hadamard codes. Pseudo-noise sequence. Gold sequence. CDMA  wireless communication systems. Synchronous downlink channel. Asynchronous uplink channel. RAKE receiver. Wideband CDMA. Multirate  CDMA. OVSF codes.

For engineers who wish to upgrade their technical knowledge and skills in the area of  Infocom technologies, which can be used in the ICT industry to address technological challenges for  Smart Cities, Smart Nation, Future Communications and Internet of Things.

Standard Course Fee: S$1,635

SSG Funding Support

 Course fee

Course fee payable after SSG funding, if eligible under various schemes


BEFORE funding & GST

AFTER funding & 9% GST

Singapore Citizens (SCs) and Permanent Residents (PRs) (Up to 70% funding)



Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS)


SCs aged ≥ 40 years old
SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)
(Up to 90% funding)

  • Standard course fee is inclusive of GST.
  • NTU/NIE alumni may utilise their $1,600 Alumni Course Credits. Click here for more information.


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FlexiMasters in Signal and Media Processing

CET700 Signal Space and Modulation1
CET701 Error-Correction Coding1
CET730 Digital Filter Design and Spectrum Analysis1
CET731 Multirate Digital Signal Processing1
CET732 Linear Prediction and Optimal Linear Filters1
CET733 Digital Filter Implementation and Analog-Digital Conversion1
CET734 General Purpose Digital Signal Processor1
CET735 Algorithms and Architectures for Hardware and VLSI Signal Processing1
CET736 Multimedia Compression and Processing1
CET737 Multimedia Networking1
CET738 Multimedia Systems and Applications1
CET739 Image and Video Fundamentals1
CET740 Image and Video Coding Principles1
CET741 Image and Video Processing Techniques and Error Control1


FlexiMasters in Information and Telecommunication Engineering

CET700 Signal Space and Modulation1
CET701 Error-Correction Coding1
CET703 Fibre Optic Network Design I1
CET704 Fibre Optic Network Design II1
CET705 Fibre Optic Network Design III1
CET706 Wireless Channel Models1
CET707 Fading Mitigation Techniques1
CET708 Wireless Networks1
CET709 Fundamentals of Computer Networks1
CET710 Traffic Engineering in Computer Networks1
CET711 Network Security1
CET712 Passive RF circuits1
CET713 Active RF circuits I1
CET714 Active RF circuits II1

Listed courses are:

  • Credit-bearing and stackable to Graduate Certificate in Signal and Media Processing, Graduate Certificate in Information and Telecommunication Engineering (total 9AUs), FlexiMasters in Signal and Media Processing and FlexiMasters in Information and Telecommunication Engineering  (total 15AUs) 
  • SSG funded and SkillsFuture Credit approved.