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ELEC3612 Digital Media Engineering

10 creditsClass Size: 60

Module manager: Dr. Taisir Elgorahi

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

The teaching and assessment methods shown below will be kept under review during 2021-22. In particular, if conditions allow for alternative formats of delivery, we may amend the timetable and schedule appropriate classes in addition to (or in place of) any online activities/sessions. Where learning activities are scheduled to take place on campus, it may be possible and/or necessary for some students to join these sessions remotely. Some of the listed contact hours may also be optional surgeries. Students will be provided with full information about the arrangements for all of these activities by the module staff at the beginning of the teaching semester.‘Independent online learning’ may involve watching pre-recorded lecture material or screen-casts, engaging in learning activities such as online worked examples or mini-projects, etc. Students will be expected to fully engage with all of these activities. The time commitment for independent online learning, and also the frequency and duration of online sessions are approximate and intended as a guide only. Further details will be confirmed when the module commences.Where assessments are shown as Online Time-Limited Assessments, the durations shown are indicative only. The actual time permitted for individual assessments will be confirmed prior to the assessments taking place.


On completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Explain the engineering principles for compression of digital audio, images and video.
2. Describe, and quantitatively analyse, a range of compression formats for digital audio, images and video.
3. Explain the principles of digital television, in particular the DVB-T system.
4. Describe, and quantitatively analyse, the principles of modulation and error correction applied to the DVB-T system.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of the compression and distribution of digital audio and video.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of dfigital television, in particular the DVB-T system.


Topics may include, but are not limited to:

Image and video formats, transmission, compression and display
Digital Distribution and Broadcasting
Video/audio compression and distribution formats, in particular JPEG and MPEG
The importance of formats in modern digital media
The DVB-T system
COFDM as used by DVB-T- Issues of signal corruption, including the path from transmitter to receiver and the amelioraton of this corruption
Outline of error correction as used by DVB-T

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
On-line Learning111.0011.00
Examples Class71.007.00
Independent online learning hours11.00
Private study hours67.00
Total Contact hours22.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

Students are expected to use private study time to consolidate their understanding of course materials, to undertake preparatory work for seminars, workshops, tutorials, examples classes and practical classes, and also to prepare for in-course and summative assessments.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students studying ELEC modules will receive formative feedback in a variety of ways, including the use of self-test quizzes on Minerva, practice questions/worked examples and (where appropriate) through verbal interaction with teaching staff and/or post-graduate demonstrators.

Methods of assessment

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Online Time-Limited assessment1 hr 00 mins25.00
Online Time-Limited assessment1 hr 00 mins25.00
Online Time-Limited assessment2 hr 00 mins50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)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: 02/08/2021 11:32:00


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