ET1102 Multimedia Communications, Basic Course

Single subject course, 7.5 ECTS credits, First cycle, spring semester 2012

Overview

The today's fastest-growing Internet applications typically contain multiple media types, such as audio, image and video. These applications often make very high demands on ''multimedia system'' including all parts and components such as computers, networks and servers. The purpose of this course is for the student to obtain an understanding of how today's (and tomorrow's) multimedia systems are designed all the way from the source where for example a video stream is created and sent, via a computer network like the Internet, to the receiver where the video stream finally is presented.

Application date

2011-October-15

Course period

2012-January-16 until
2012-June-03

Mode of delivery

Distance learning, Mixed, part time 25 %

Number of physical meetings

Compulsory: 0
Optional: 0

Teaching location

Teaching and examinations are held at distance.

Language of instruction

Swedish

Syllabus in English

Main field of study

Electrical Engineering

Level

G1N

Admission

Prerequisites

General requirements for university studies.

Read more about general admission requirements.

Application date

2011-October-15

Course period

2012-January-16 until
2012-June-03

Mode of delivery

Distance learning, Mixed, part time 25 %

Number of physical meetings

Compulsory: 0
Optional: 0

Teaching location

Teaching and examinations are held at distance.

Language of instruction

Swedish

Syllabus in English

Main field of study

Electrical Engineering

Level

G1N

Learning Outcomes

Content

  • System models for multimedia over networks
  • User perspective
  • Multimedia services and applications
  • Hardware / software and its functionality in multimedia systems
  • Application protocol
  • Encoding and compression audio and video
  • Real Time Systems
  • Multimedia databases and servers
  • Data communications and Internet
  • QoS (Quality of Service)
  • Resource management
  • Routing
  • Internet Protocol
  • Streaming video
  • Transport network
  • ATM and SDH
  • Wireless and fixed access networks
  • Transfer medium
  • Mobile phone networks
  • WLAN, Satellite
  • ADSL, Cable TV, LAN

Learning outcomes

On completion of course the student will:
  • be able to describe the most common models of modern multimedia systems
  • be able to describe the requirements with respect to quality required of different multimedia services
  • be able to describe the hardware and software components that exist in modern multimedia systems
  • be able to describe the quality requirements for the network in multimedia system
  • have knowledge of how Internet is constructed and how protocols interact in order for communication to work
  • have knowledge of the basic infrastructure for telephone network and Internet

Generic Skills

The following general skills are trained in the course:
  • Ability for analysis and synthesis
  • Academic Writing

Course literature and other teaching material

Gulliksson, H. & Lindström, J. (2004). Ljud och bild över nätverk. 3:e upplagan, Studentlitteratur. ISBN: 91-44-03449-0.

Application date

2011-October-15

Course period

2012-January-16 until
2012-June-03

Mode of delivery

Distance learning, Mixed, part time 25 %

Number of physical meetings

Compulsory: 0
Optional: 0

Teaching location

Teaching and examinations are held at distance.

Language of instruction

Swedish

Syllabus in English

Main field of study

Electrical Engineering

Level

G1N

Stucture - Literature

Course literature and other teaching material

Gulliksson, H. & Lindström, J. (2004). Ljud och bild över nätverk. 3:e upplagan, Studentlitteratur. ISBN: 91-44-03449-0.

Learning methods

The course is given as a distance course and conducted in a Learning Management System via Internet. The teaching also includes laboratory work and assignments.

Work placement

No work placement is included in the planned learning activities. BTH is aiming for a close contact with the surrounding community when developing courses and programmes.

Teachers

Examiner
Richard Norlin

Course Manager
Richard Norlin

Teacher(s)
Richard Norlin

Planned learning activities

Lectures

Time allocation

On average, a student should study 200 hours to reach the learning outcomes. This time includes all the various available learning activities (lectures, self studies, examinations, etc.). This estimation is based on the fact that one academic year counts as 60 ECTS credits, corresponding to an average student workload of 1 600 hours. This may vary individually.

Application date

2011-October-15

Course period

2012-January-16 until
2012-June-03

Mode of delivery

Distance learning, Mixed, part time 25 %

Number of physical meetings

Compulsory: 0
Optional: 0

Teaching location

Teaching and examinations are held at distance.

Language of instruction

Swedish

Syllabus in English

Main field of study

Electrical Engineering

Level

G1N

Examination

Assessments

Component examinations for the course
Code Title ECTS credits Grade
0710 Written examination 4.5 U/G
0720 Laboration 3 U/G

Grading

The course will be graded Fail or Pass .

On request grades according to ECTS will be given.

Future exams

No upcoming, centrally coordinated, examinations for this course were found.

To participate in a centrally coordinated examination, you must enroll in Student's Portal, no later than fifteen days before the examination.

Time and location for the examination will be published about 5 days in advance.

There might be other scheduled examinations. Information concerning these examinations are available in It's Learning or at other places that the person who is responsible of the course will refer to.

Course Evaluation

The course manager is responsible for the views of students on the course being systematically and regularly gathered and that the results of the evaluations in various forms affect the form and development of the course.

Application date

2011-October-15

Course period

2012-January-16 until
2012-June-03

Mode of delivery

Distance learning, Mixed, part time 25 %

Number of physical meetings

Compulsory: 0
Optional: 0

Teaching location

Teaching and examinations are held at distance.

Language of instruction

Swedish

Syllabus in English

Main field of study

Electrical Engineering

Level

G1N

 

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