Applications of Multimedia Systems

  • Academic Session: 2016-17
  • School: School of Computing Science
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

Multimedia has become an indispensable part of modern computer technology. It is part of everyday life be it broadcasting material, educational or entertainment materials and/or personal videos or images. Better solutions are needed due to the growth and proliferation of multimedia in our daily life. The course will focus on advances in the development of multimedia systems and will be delivered with an emphasis on the practical side. It will introduce the theoretical and practical skills needed in handling multimedia data.

Excluded Courses

Multimedia Systems and Applications (M)


Examination 80%, Set exercise (Group Project) 20%.

Main Assessment In: April/May

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non onours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below.

Resit examinations are not permitted for Honours students

Resit examinations are permitted for Masters students

The coursework cannot be redone because feedback provided to the students after the original coursework would give any student redoing the coursework an unfair advantage.

Course Aims

Multimedia has become an indispensable part of modern computer technology. The course will focus on advances in the development of multimedia systems and will be delivered with an emphasis on the practical side. This course aims to:

ntroduce students to the different media types and design issues related to multimedia systems;

ntroduce students to the advances in multimedia technology;

rovide an opportunity for students to apply design, implementation and evaluation concepts and techniques to the development of a small but realistic multimedia system.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of the course students should be able to:

1. xplain core multimedia technologies and standards (Digital Audio, Graphics, Video, data transmission/compression);

2. xplain the interaction problems introduced by multimedia (e.g., compression and synchronisation) and to be able to enumerate and critique the techniques available for ameliorating or removing these problems;

3. escribe techniques for developing multimedia information retrieval systems;

4. the latest techniques in the multimedia domain such as video streaming, SMIL, Media tagging, Video summarization etc.;

5. cknowledge issues and challenges in multimedia research;

6. how awareness of factors involved in multimedia systems performance, integration andevaluation

7. emonstrate experience of producing a Multimedia System.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.

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