The main objective of this course is to acquire a working knowledge of media coding algorithmia, standards, their present state of the art and limitations and their use in telecommunications.
Students who successfully complete this course should meet the following ABET program outcomes: (a), (b), (c), (e), (h), (i), (j), (k).
a) an ability to apply theoretical knowledge to engineering problems (PO (a)).
b) analytical skills, synthesis capabilities and an ability to integrate knowledge from different disciplines (PO (a)).
c) acquisition of critical thinking capabilities and broad education necessary to understand the economical impact of the coding technologies, standards and governmental regulations on the development of telecommunication services(PO (h)).
d) A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning (PO (i)).
1) Theoretical knowledge on media coding and the problems and solutions for their transmission over modern communications networks (PO (a), (h) and (j)).
2) An ability to choose, apply and adapt a media coder to meet identified needs such as quality, bandwidth, delay or complexity constraints by conducting experiments in the laboratory and interpreting the results (PO (b), (c), (e) and (k)).
3) Skills for reading and interpretation of standards specifications (PO (e) and (k))