Design and Evaluation of Multimedia Systems  



Multimedia data has become an indispensable part of our daily life.   In this course, students will be introduced to principles of multimedia systems, multimedia processing, multimedia standards, and gain hands-on experience in this area. Issues in effectively representing, processing, and retrieving multimedia data such as sound and music, image and video will be addressed.


This course aims to:


At the end of the course, a student will be able to:



Interactive Systems 3 and Network Systems Architecture 3 is recommended but not required.   


The module is worth 10 credits. 

Recommended Course Text

(No need to buy them!)

Digital Multimedia by N. Chapman and J Chapman, Wiley, 1st, 2004, ISBN: 0-470-85890-7,

Fundamentals of Multimedia, by Z. Li and Drew, M.  Pearson/Prentice-Hall, 2004, ISBN: 0-13-127256-X,


Assessment is by exam (80%) and coursework (20%). Coursework is on designing a multimedia system for personal digital information. Either you can use your own data or we will give you sample video files from broadcasted material. This is a combined project of 3 people. Alternatively, those who like to do it alone can write an essay on a topic related to multimedia. Talk to the instructor for more details.