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2013/14 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

ELEC3810 Music, Multimedia and Electronics Project

50 creditsClass Size: 30

Module manager: Mr Mark Marrington

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View Timetable

Year running 2013/14

Pre-requisite qualifications

Standard degree entry / progression criteria

This module is not approved as an Elective


To require students to apply their combined skills and knowledge gained in both Music and Engineering based modules towards the design and practical realisation of a creative project involving the application of hardware and/or software to a music or multimedia application.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
- apply knowledge and understanding of: appropriate mathematical methods; science appropriate to electronic Engineering and Music;
- apply relevant principles of IT and Communications to design; research and development and/or operational practices;
- select and apply appropriate analytical and computer-based methods to modelling and analysing problems and to the development of solutions to practical problems;
- demonstrate skill in the use of appropriate test and measurement equipment, music and engineering tools (IT or others), leading to the design and practical testing of a system, component, creative work or process;
- demonstrate ability to critically evaluate results, manipulate, sort and present data in a variety of ways;
- communicate effectively and apply skills of time and resource management; teamwork and, in some cases, leadership.


Projects are drawn from a wide range of sources and may be proposed by the students themselves.

Indicative areas of research include:
- physical modelling instruments;
- software and hardware design and implementation;
- music Visualisation;
- acoustics of Musical Instruments and Voice;
- audio Analysis, Resynthesis and Spatialization;
- audio Hardware and Signal Processing;
- auditory Displays;
- data Structures and Standards for Music Representation, Notation and Printing;
- composition systems, techniques and Tools;
- computer Assisted Music Analysis;
- digital Sound Processing;
- gesture Sensors and Controllers;
- human Machine Interaction in Music and Multimedia;
- interactive and real-time Performance Systems;
- machine Recognition of Music;
- MIDI Applications;
- music Grammars and Languages;
- new and Enhanced Musical Instruments.

Where appropriate, students may work in small groups for the more challenging and multi-faceted projects.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Supervision Meetings201.0020.00
Private study hours480.00
Total Contact hours20.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)500.00

Private study

Project work, background reading, report writing.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Progress in interim report.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
VivaIndividual Viva20.00
PresentationPresentation Involving Demonstration10.00
ReportInterim Project Report 3000 words15.00
ReportFinal Project Report 8000 words35.00
Reflective logReflective Log20.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 17/08/2015


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