Signals and Control

Module aims

In this module you will be introduced to the foundations of signal processing and linear control systems analysis. The module have a clear focus on developing your abilitiy to have an intuitive understanding of the main mathematical descriptions that are used, and the reasons for their use. The module also aims to provide you with an understanding of applications of signals and control across the field of Bioengineering including biomedical applications and medical imaging.

Learning outcomes

 Upon successful completion of this module you will be able to: Understand and explain applications of signal processing in biomedical engineering - this includes in imaging techniques, and describing physiological signals. Model or represent a signal and/or control system using either mathematical expressions or simulations in Matlab, or equivalent programming language. Analyse signals quantitatively and with the use of computational methods. Analyse and explain dynamic systems. Design control systems for familar and unfamiliar bioengineering problems.

Module syllabus

 This module will cover the following topics: Definition of Signals and Systems Fourier Representations Sampling and digital signals Linear Time-Invariant (LTI) systems Control

Teaching methods

  • Signals: Lectures 18 hours, Study groups 9 hours, labs
  • Control Lectures 10 hours, Study groups 4 hours,


  • Combined exam 70%
  • Signals progress test 20%
  • Control progress test 10%

Reading list