|Assessment Type||Unit of Assessment||Weighting %|
|Coursework||Coursework - Essay||30|
A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module.
This module is intended to develop understanding of audio engineering from years 1 & 2, and apply this to the technologies of recently-developed audio systems and techniques.
Level 4 Acoustics and Computer Audio Systems A & B
Level 4 Audio Engineering and Recording Techniques A & B
Level 4 Electronics and Audio Signal Processing A & B
Level 5 Video Engineering
- To further develop understanding of spatial audio perception and its application in a range of reproduction systems
- To introduce you to perceptual audio coding systems
- To introduce you to audio watermarking systems
- To further develop knowledge and understanding of audio networking systems and devices
Indicative content includes:
- The relationships between interchannel and interaural signal properties for various reproduction systems.
- The relationships between the signals arriving at the ears and spatial audio perception.
- The methods available to simulate aspects of spatial audio perception using a range of loudspeaker- and headphone-based techniques.
- The main components of perceptual audio coding systems, including appropriate filterbanks, transforms, masking models and scale factors.
- The main components of audio watermarking systems, including spectrum spreading, phase manipulation, and echo hiding.
- The meaning and role of each layer in computer networking systems.
- The requirements and selected standards for real-time professional audio over computer networks.
Methods of Teaching/Learning
The assessment strategy is designed to provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate and develop knowledge and understanding of audio engineering principles (coursework and exam).
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
• Coursework – one written assignment with a word limit of 3,000 words related to spatial audio (addressing learning outcomes 1 & 2).
• 2 hr exam – Written paper given under exam conditions (addresses learning outcomes 1-6).
There are no formal formative assessment components for this module, but formative feedback will be given to you in tutorials, and in the form of regular revision questions in lectures.
Written feedback will be given on the coursework. Verbal feedback will be given on regular
revision questions in lectures.
04 October 2016 by GODFREY L Miss (Qual. Enh. & S)