Singapore University of Social Sciences

Audio Technology

Applications Open: 01 April 2019

Applications Close: 31 May 2019

Next Available Intake: July 2019

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education + (ACE+), Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C)

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $1442 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Digital Media


Synopsis

This course provides the theoretical foundation on the operation of audio systems as components used in multimedia production, distribution and reproduction. Students will be given a broad perspective on how transforms, signal theory, discrete mathematics, information theory, electronics and physics all come together in audio applications.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July
E-Learning: BLENDED - Learning is done MAINLY online using interactive study materials in MyUniSIM. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. This is supplemented with SOME face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, this will be administered on-campus.

Topics

  • Introduction to Sound
  • Sound Transducers
  • Quantization
  • Sampling and Digitization
  • Music technology systems and DSP
  • MIDI- Musical Instrument Digital Interface
  • Format of MIDI messages
  • The Human Ear
  • MPEG2 audio compression
  • Spatial Audio
  • Sound Synthesis
  • Analog and Digital Synthesis

Learning Outcome

  • Describe the principles of audio technology
  • Explain sound generation and transducers
  • Demonstrate the application of audio technology in multimedia
  • Execute sampling for audio technology
  • Analyse audio compression and spatial audio
  • Discuss synthesizing an audio system
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