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D.CS315 : Multimedia Coding and Distribution

Department:Computing and Communications (School of)
Level:Part II (yr 3)
Learning Hours:150
Credit Points:15
Course Convenor:Dr U Roedig

Assessment Rules

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  • 75% Exam
  • 25% Coursework

Curriculum Design: Outline Syllabus

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Multimedia communication systems, QoS for the Internet, error-resilient video coding, bandwidth adaptation, scalable image and video compression, multimedia communication channel models, network-adaptive multimedia, streaming media on demand, interactive multimedia distribution, multimedia applications and systems (IP-telephony, audio/video streaming, IP video conference).

The five tutorials will be organised along the following five themes and will consist of worked examples and discussion on:

Quality of Service issues

Error resilient coding techniques

Scalable image and video coding

Network adaptive playout

Multimedia streaming applications

Curriculum Design: Pre-requisites/Co-requisites/Exclusions

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Educational Aims: Subject Specific: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

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To provide an understanding of the fundamentals of multimedia transmission, including communication protocols, real-time streaming, and quality of service (QoS) with the use of examples.

Educational Aims: General: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

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This module allows students to acquire and develop a wide variety of intellectual and transferable skills. On successful completion of the module students will be able to:

evaluate information critically, and provide objective opinions,

follow rapid developments in the field of ICT

extrapolate concepts into design of new products

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

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on successful completion of the module students will be able to…

compare unicast and multicast, streaming and downloading, interactive and non-interactive communication

explain the concept of quality of service for the Internet

analyse and design multimedia communication protocols

explain the main concepts of error-resilient coding

discuss basic principles of scalable multimedia coding

compare multimedia data transport mechanisms

discuss network adaptation mechanisms

explain principles of multimedia streaming

evaluate different multimedia communication systems

Learning Outcomes: General: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

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apply problem-solving skills,

recognise and utilise latest multimedia communication technologies,

interpret and integrate diverse information sources to form a coherent understanding of the subject,

develop bespoke solutions to industrial and academic problems

Assessment: Details of Assessment

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The examination will test all aspects of the theoretical material presented in the lectures. The coursework is assessed from the 5 tutorials, each worth 5%.

Assessment will establish understanding of key concepts, ability to link various aspects of the module, ability to provide a critical assessment of elements making up and factors affecting multimedia communications.

Curriculum Design: Single, Combined or Consortial Schemes to which the Module Contributes

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I) as a core/compulsory module

BSc/MSci(Hons) Information Technology & Media Communications

BSc/MSci(Hons) Computer & Communication Systems

BEng/MEng(Hons) Electronic Communication Systems

II) as an optional module

BSc/MSci(Hons) Telecommunications with Management

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