ECE 405

Error Control Coding

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

Formerly: ELEC 405

The channel coding problem; coding approaches and characteristics; linear block codes; bounds on codes; finite fields; cyclic, BCH and Reed-Solomon codes; convolutional codes and the Viterbi algorithm; error control in data storage and transmission systems.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of ECE 405, ELEC 405.


  • Minimum fourth-year standing in the Faculty of Engineering; or
  • permission of the department.

Undergraduate course in Electrical and Computer Engineering offered by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering.

Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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