Multimedia Systems 7.5 Credits

Second cycle, M7017E
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2015 Sp 1 - Present
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Syllabus established
by huvudansvarig utb.ledare vid SRT, Jonny Johansson 04 Feb 2011

Last revised
by Jonny Johansson, HUL SRT 16 Feb 2015

Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Media Technology
Subject group (SCB)
Computer Technology

Entry requirements

Courses of at least 90 credits at first cycle including the following knowledge/courses. Assumes general object oriented programming knowledge of both graphical and non graphical applications (D0010E). Alternative: Alternative to completed courses can be corresponding knowledge acquired through work within the IT sector.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim

After the course, the student

  1. has knowledge about a) the scientific foundation of  distributed systems for global distribution of real-time media for human communication and b) the proven experience programmers in  this field of Computer Science;
  2. has the capacity for carrying out teamwork and collaboration with various constellations, both in groups where the students choose whom to work with and in groups put together by others;
  3. can create, analyse and critically evaluate various technical solutions in terms of the design and implementation of multimedia systems and to show insight in research and development by understanding limitations and possibilities;
  4. can plan and use appropriate methods to undertake advanced programming tasks within predetermined parameters and show the ability to identify knowledge gaps and bridging these gaps by gaining new knowledge.
  5. Show the ability to understand, interpretate and present scientific publications in the area.


The course gives knowledge about multimedia components, systems and applications with an emphasis on networked computers as conveyors of real-time information. Multimedia applications, real-time distributed systems, time dependent media, coding and compression, systems and software architectures, multi-modal communication systems.


The education consists of lectures, programming and theoretical assignments.
The assignments can require written or verbally presentations and may contain a deadline. During the course home-exams may occur.


Final exam, assignments (laborations/project) and seminars. The final grade will be based on all parts of the course.


The course had earlier the code M7001E, but got a new code when the course was redesigned.The course can therefore not be combined with the credits for M7001E.

Karl Andersson

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2015 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Parag Havaldar and Gérard Medioni, Multimedia Systems: Algorithms, Standards, and Industry Practices, Course Technology, Boston, MA, USA. ISBN-13: 978-1-4188-3594-1

Course offered by
Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering

0001Written exam3.0G U 3 4 5
0003Seminar1.5G U 3 4 5
0005Laboratory Work3.0G U 3 4 5

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.