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COMP5114: Digital Media Fundamentals (2014 - Semester 1)
|Unit:||COMP5114: Digital Media Fundamentals (6 CP)|
|Faculty/School:||School of Information Technologies|
Prof Feng, David
Dr Wang, Zhiyong
|Session options:||Semester 1|
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|Brief Handbook Description:||Digital media has become indispensable our heterogeneous computing and communication environment. This unit provides an overview of creating, processing, manipulating, and compressing digital media which mainly include image, audio and video. It introduces principles and current techniques such as multimedia data acquisition, analysis, processing and compression and management. It also elaborates different multimedia coding standards, various multimedia systems and cutting-edge multimedia applications such as web media.|
Prof Feng, David
Dr Wang, Zhiyong
|T&L Activities:||Tutorial: Students are expected to attend all scheduled tutorials.
Independent Study: Students are expected to undertake prescribed reading and practical work besides understanding lecture contents
Attributes listed here represent the key course goals (see Course Map tab) designated for this unit. The list below describes how these attributes are developed through practice in the unit. See Learning Outcomes and Assessment tabs for details of how these attributes are assessed.
|Attribute Development Method||Attribute Developed|
|Students need to apply the knowledge learned from this unit to solve a specific problem in related areas.||Design (Level 3)|
|Students will learn the fundamentals of multimedia data processing including acquisition, creation, analysis, compression, and management and the state of the art in digital media.||Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 4)|
|Students will gain practical experiences in processing multimedia data.||Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 3)|
|Students will gain capacity for exploring their interests from related literature.||Information Seeking (Level 4)|
|Students will practice their writing presentation skills.||Communication (Level 4)|
|Assignment 1 is a group task. The practical assignment on multimedia data processing is to discover interesting multimedia applications. Students have to organise themselves on how to most effectively fulfill the task as a team.||Project and Team Skills (Level 3)|
For explanation of attributes and levels see Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table.
Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. They are listed according to the course goal supported by each. See Assessment Tab for details how each outcome is assessed.Design (Level 3)
Assignment: Project (group)
Final Exam: Final Exam
Assignment: Lab Performance - This is to enforce practicing of the practical sides of this unit.
|Policies & Procedures:||IMPORTANT: School policy relating to Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.
In assessing a piece of submitted work, the School of IT may reproduce it entirely, may provide a copy to another member of faculty, and/or to an external plagiarism checking service or in-house computer program and may also maintain a copy of the assignment for future checking purposes and/or allow an external service to do so.
See the policies page of the faculty website at http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/student-policies/ for information regarding university policies and local provisions and procedures within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.
Note: Students are expected to have a personal copy of all books listed.
Note: References are provided for guidance purposes only. Students are advised to consult these books in the university library. Purchase is not required.
|Online Course Content:||http://www.it.usyd.edu.au/~comp5114|
Note that the "Weeks" referred to in this Schedule are those of the official university semester calendar https://web.timetable.usyd.edu.au/calendar.jsp
|Week 1||Unit of Study Introduction|
|Week 2||Digital Media for the Web (I)|
|Week 3||Digital Media for the Web (II)|
|Assessment Due: Assignment - Review|
|Week 4||Digital Media Acquisition|
|Week 5||Digital Image Processing|
|Week 6||Introduction to Digital Photography|
|Assessment Due: Quiz|
|Week 7||Object Recognition|
|Week 8||Graphics & Animation|
|Week 9||Video Processing|
|Week 10||Audio Processing|
|Week 11||Media Compression|
|Assessment Due: Assignment - Lab Skills|
|Week 12||Project Presentation|
|Assessment Due: Assignment - Project|
|Week 13||Unit of Study Review and Reflection|
|STUVAC (Week 14)||This week is left free for independent study.|
|Exam Period||Any Exam or Quiz worth more than 30% of the final assessment will be scheduled in this two week period.|
|Assessment Due: Final Exam|
The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.
This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:
|Design (Level 3)||Yes||12.26%|
|Engineering/IT Specialisation (Level 4)||Yes||64.89%|
|Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 3)||Yes||2.26%|
|Information Seeking (Level 4)||Yes||5%|
|Communication (Level 4)||Yes||15.6%|
|Professional Conduct (Level 3)||No||0%|
|Project and Team Skills (Level 3)||Yes||0%|
These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table for details of the attributes and levels to be developed in the course as a whole. Percentage figures alongside each course goal provide a rough indication of their relative weighting in assessment for this unit. Note that not all goals are necessarily part of assessment. Some may be more about practice activity. See Learning outcomes for details of what is assessed in relation to each goal and Assessment for details of how the outcome is assessed. See Attributes for details of practice provided for each goal.