Checking date: 30/06/2014

Course: 2014/2015

Study: Bachelor in Computer Science and Engineering (218)

Coordinating teacher: GONZALEZ FERRER, ARTURO

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Department of Signal and Communications Theory

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Linear Algebra, Computer Architecture
1. Theoretical knowledge on the development of multimedia systems (PO a) (CECRI1, CEIC1) 2. Capacity to define usability and utility requirements, designing multimedia presentations and systems for everyone according to a set of specifications (PO a, e) (CECRI1) 3. Capacity to design, implement and evaluate multimedia presentations and systems, applying both usability and accessibility guidelines as well as respecting standards and laws (PO a, c, e) (CECRI1) 4. Capacity to problem-solving and decision-making with initiative, autonomy, and creativity (PO c) (CECRI1, CEIC1) 5. Teamwork, taking different roles and proving its leadership (PO d) (CECRI1) 6. Capacity to communicate knowledge, skills, and capabilities (PO g) (CECRI1, CEIC1) * ABET Program Outcomes a. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering. c. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability. d. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams. e. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems. g. An ability to communicate effectively. * ACREDITA+ Competences CECRI1. Ability to design, develop, select, and evaluate computer-based systems and applications, guaranteeing their reliability, security and quality within existing ethical, legislative and normative constraints. CEIC1. Ability to design and build digital system, including computers, computer-based systems, and communication systems.
Description of contents: programme
1. Introduction to Multimedia - Definition - Content forms 2. Multimedia Contents - Digitalisation - Codification - Audio codification - Video codification 3. Multimedia Design - Development process - Design of multimedia contents - Static media - Time-based media - Edition of multimedia contents - Editing digital image - Editing digital video - Accesible multimedia
Learning activities and methodology
- Theoretical lectures: 3.0 ECTS (PO a) (CECRI1, CEIC1) Lectures in which theoretical concepts on multimedia contents will be presented. - Practical lectures: 1.0 ECTS (PO a, c) (CECRI1, CEIC1) Problem-based learning. Programming different codecs with the purpose of understanding those technical principles that underlie the development of multimedia systems. - Design project: 1.5 ECTS (PO a, c, d, e, g) (CECRI1) Project-based learning. Designing, editing, and programming a multimedia presentation within a work group. As a result, student must submit a dissertation and make a presentation. - Individual study: 0.5 ECTS (PO a, c, e, g) (CECRI1, CEIC1)
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 40
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 60
Basic Bibliography
  • J. Krasner. Motion Graphic Design: Applied History and Aesthetics. Focal Press.
  • N. Champan; J. Chapman. Digital Multimedia. John Willey.
  • V. Costello. Multimedia Foundations. Core Concepts for Digital Design. Focal Press.

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.