Spring 2023 - MSE 280 D100

Linear Systems (3)

Class Number: 1021

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
    SRYE 3016, Surrey

    Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    SRYE 3016, Surrey

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 18, 2023
    3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    SRYC 2600, Surrey

  • Prerequisites:

    MSE 250 (or ENSC 220) and (MATH 260 or MATH 310).



The objectives of this course are to cover the modelling and analysis of continuous and discrete signals using linear techniques. Topics covered include: a review of Laplace transforms; methods for the basic modelling of physical systems; discrete and continuous convolution; impulse and step response; transfer functions and filtering; the continuous Fourier transform and its relationship to the Laplace transform; frequency response and Bode plots; sampling; the Z-transform. Students with credit for ENSC 380 or SEE 341 may not take MSE 280 for further credit.


This course provides students with basic tools in the analysis and design of linear systems. Students will learn about continuous-time and discrete-time signals, mathematical descriptions of systems, properties of systems, Convolution, and the impulse response of continuous and discrete-time linear time-invariant (LTI) systems, Fourier series of periodic continuous and discrete time signals, Fourier transform of continuous and discrete time signals, frequency response of systems, sampling and interpolation of continuous-time signals, and LTI system analysis with Laplace transforms. Students will also learn the use of Matlab for relevant problems.


  • Laboratory 5%
  • Quizzes (4) 15%
  • Mid-term 30%
  • Final 50%


Notes: This grading scheme is tentative. The instructor reserves the right to change the scheme



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