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Calendar: 2017 Postgraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
Department: School of Computing and Information Technology


Subject Information
Subject Code MCS9366
Subject Name Multimedia Computing
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites MCS9204
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence None.
Assessment Assignments on the representation and use of multimedia data; on the design and implementation of multimedia data compression and ones involving the understanding and use of API in designing and implementing multimedia systems.
General Subject No.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts  
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information Students should use the SMP OnLine Tutorial System (via SOLS) to enrol in Tutorial/laboratory groups for this subject. Once enrolments are open a link to the subject will appear in Tutorial Enrolments in SOLS.
Availability Not Available in 2017

Subject Description
The subject will introduce the acquisition, representation, compression, transportation/communication and consumption of multimedia data including, images, video and audio. The treatment will be general and cover commonly used acquisition devices including digital still and video cameras, audio microphones; colour representation techniques for images and video; modern compression techniques for compact representation (JPEG, JPEG2000, H.264/AVC, MPEG4,); RTSP, etc. The subject will include a laboratory component where students design and implement simple applications of multimedia including computer games.


Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Identify and use appropriate representation methods for multimedia data.
2. Identify, select and use appropriate compression method for multimedia data.
3. Use appropriate API provided by a multimedia library to develop simple multimedia applications.


Textbook Information
Parag Havaldar and Gerard Medioni, "Multimedia Systems: Algorithms, Standards and Industry Practices", Cengage Learning Course technology, 1st Edition, ISBN-10: 1418835943 ISBN-13: 9781418835941
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