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CS4302   Signal Processing: Sound, Image, Video

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module covers the fundamentals of signal processing and perception: investigating how sounds, images and videos can be processed and analysed alongside the fundamentals of how the human auditory and visual perception system functions (e.g., how your eyes and ears work with your brain). Concepts such as data encoding and compression are provided with practical application of understanding signals in terms of their frequency components, relating to their time and spatial components (e.g., audio frequency components or the spatial frequency of an image). Using a programming language regularly used in image and signal processing, students will gain practical skills in applying concepts to real-world problems, including using Fourier transforms, to calculate the frequency distribution in audio files, and undertake tasks such as reducing noise from signals. This module is useful for those wanting to move into the fields of computer vision or data analysis.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2 lectures (x 10 weeks) and fortnightly tutorial.

Scheduled learning hours: 26

Guided independent study hours: 124

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 40%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Existing Coursework = 40%


Module teaching staff: TBC Module coordinator(s): Honours Coordinator - Computer Science (