AUDIO LABORATORY - 2017/8

Module code: TON2013

Module provider

Music and Media

Module Leader

HAIGH A Mr (Music & Med)

Number of Credits

15

ECT Credits

7.5

Framework

FHEQ Level 5

JACs code

F380

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Semester 2

Overall student workload

Laboratory Hours: 48

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework COURSEWORK 1: LAB REPORT 50%
Coursework COURSEWORK 2: CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT 50%

Alternative Assessment

As this module involves Continuous Assessment, it is not feasible to run an identical resit of this aspect during the Summer vacation. In view of this, if you fail the Continuous Assessment you will be asked to complete an additional experiment during the Summer vacation, which will be assessed.

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Level 4 Electronics and Audio Signal Processing A and B Level 4 Acoustics and Computer Audio Systems A and B

Module overview

This module is intended to provide you with a solid grounding in audio test and measurement techniques, and to illustrate in practice many theoretical phenomena covered in the first year modules.

Module aims

Familiarise you with audio test and measurement techniques

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Operate a range of audio test and measurement equipment KCP
Perform a selection of electrical, electromagnetic and digital audio tests, the detailed objectives of which are described in the Laboratory Handbook KCP
Report concisely the results of those tests in both verbal and written form CT
Work successfully in a small group, and prepare yourself for an experimental task with appropriate prior reading KCT
Laboratory skills PT
Group work T
Problem solving T

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

 Indicative content includes:


Audio test and measurement procedures
The use of Fast Fourier Transform and Spectrogram in analysing audio signals
Acoustic measurements of a room to BS EN ISO 3382
Jitter and Eye Patterns, quantisation, dither and worklength issues in digital audio

Methods of Teaching / Learning

 The learning and teaching strategy is designed to: develop professional skills and deepen understanding of theoretical knowledge by exploration of practical phenomena in small groups. The strategy will also improve your academic report writing skills.

 The learning and teaching methods include:


Two one hour lectures (an introductory lecture in week 1 plus a group feedback session in week 6)
Eight four-hour laboratory sessions (in weeks 3 – 12), with one experiment to be completed each week.
Guided reading prior to each experiment.


 

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate academic writing skills, with feedback from the first formative report to be used immediately to improve performance on the second assessed report. Teamwork and critical thinking are assessed in small groups with one-to-one guidance from staff.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

•      Coursework  – Lab Report, 50%, 3000 words (addresses learning outcomes 1 – 3).

•      Continuous assessment, 50% (addresses learning outcome 4).

Formative  assessment

•      Formative Lab Report, 2000 - 3000 words, week 5 (addresses learning outcomes 1 – 3). Indicative mark and written feedback will be given.

Formative assessment is also provided through coursework feedback and continuous interaction during lab sessions.

Feedback

You will receive written feedback on your coursework and verbal feedback on your practical work throughout the module. There will also be intro and interim lectures for group feedback.

Reading list

Reading list for AUDIO LABORATORY : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/ton2013

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.