First Cycle - Faculty of Engineering - Computer Engineering (English)
Y : Year of Study S : Semester
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course Y S ECTS
CSE4084 Multimedia Systems Compulsory 4 7 5
Objectives of the Course
To describe the ways in which multimedia information is captured, processed, and rendered, to introduce multimedia quality of service (QoS) and to compare subjective and objective methods of assessing user satisfaction, to discuss the ways in which multimedia data is transmitted across networks, and to discuss privacy and copyright issues in the context of multimedia.
Learning Outcomes
1 Compare and contrast different network protocols and to describe mechanisms for providing QoS guarantees in the network
2 State the properties of different media streams
3 Analyse the effects of scale and use on both presentation and lower-level requirements (ie top down approach)
4 Analyse the structure of the tools in the light of low-level constraints imposed by the adoption of various quality of service (QoS) schemes (ie bottom up approach)
5 Describe different realisations of multimedia tools and the way in which they are used
Mode of Delivery
Formal Education
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
Multimedia system applications and problems. Fundamentals of multimedia signal processing. Issues in effectively representing, processing, retrieving and compression of multimedia data such as text, graphics, sound and music, image and video.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week Theoretical Practice Laboratory
1 Introduction to Multimedia
2 Multimedia Authoring and Tools
3 Graphics and Image Data Representations
4 Color in Image and Video
5 Fundamental Concepts in Video
6 Basics of Digital Audio
7 Lossless Compression Algorithms
8 Midterm exam
9 Lossy Compression Algorithms
10 Image Compression Standards
11 Basic Video Compression Techniques
12 MPEG Video Coding I: MPEG-1 and 2
13 MPEG Video Coding II: MPEG-4, 7 and Beyond
14 Basic Audio Compression Techniques
15 MPEG Audio Compression
16 Study week
17 Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
1. Fundamentals of Multimedia, Ze-Nian Li, Mark S Drew, Prentice Hall, 2004.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Lecture, presentation, question & answer, problem solving, discussion
Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Exam150
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Exam1100
Language of Instruction
Language Codes
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
Activities Number Time (hours) Total Work Load (hours)
Theoretical 14 3 42
Post Class Self Study 14 1 14
Midterm Preparation 1 10 10
Final Preparation 1 15 15
Project 1 45 45
Total 31 74 126
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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