TRON06044 2019 Audio and Image Processing

General Details

Full Title
Audio and Image Processing
Transcript Title
Audio and Image Processing
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Subject Area
TRON - Electronics
COEL - Computing & Electronic Eng
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Eva Murphy
Programme Membership
SG_EELCO_B07 201900 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering in Electronic and Computing SG_EELCO_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Engineering in Electronic and Computing

This module covers a high level discussion and analysis of Image processing and Audio Processing Fundamentals.

In Image processing, it looks at the standard parameters used to describe an image as well as basic digital image processing techniques.

In Audio processing, the basic terminology of sound and music is covered along with frequency analysis techniques and audio processing algorithms.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Describe the important parameters used in the description of images.


Use standard Vision System Software.


Make appropriate modifications to images to achieve specified results.


Describe the main terms used in Music Technology.


Use audio effects and manipulation to achieve desired results.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

A 2-hour lecture will be provided weekly. The material for the weekly lecture will be made available beforehand, to allow students to prepare as necessary.  Where relevant, further reading will be made available post-lecture.

A 2-hour lab session will be provided weekly. The intent is for the student to put into practice the theory gained during the weekly lecture. 

It is proposed that a workplace engagement component will be introduced to this module via a guest lecturer, an industrial site visit or a work-based assignment where possible.

Module Assessment Strategies

An end of semester written exam, a midterm and lab assignments will be given to assess the module.

Repeat Assessments

A repeat exam during the Autumn sitting will be made available. 

In addition, an opportunity to submit repeat assessment work will be available for the Autumn sitting. 


Indicative Syllabus

Resolution; Pixel Depth; Gray Scale; Colour Models(RGB, CYMK, etc.); Colour Palettes; Hue, Saturation; De-saturation; Monotone; Histogram Analysis; Contrast, (Levels and Curves).

Bitmap file format;

Filtering; Blur, Noise Reduction; Sharpen.

Vision Systems.

The Human Hearing System, Sound intensity, Decibels SPL.

Music: Frequency of Notes, Musical Instruments, Timbre, Harmonics.

Sound Quality: Sampling Rate, Data Rate, Compression, Companding, Dolby Surround Sound.

Speech Synthesis, Speech Recognition, Instrument Synthesis.

Sound effects, Reverberation etc.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
40 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
60 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Practical Lab based Exercises Continuous Assessment Practical Evaluation 20 % OnGoing 2,3,5
2 Midterm Exam Continuous Assessment Closed Book Exam 20 % Week 8 1,2,3,4,5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 60 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Engineering Laboratory Theory 2 Weekly 2.00
Laboratory Practical Engineering Laboratory Lab work 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2017-10-26 Digital Image Processing, Global Edition Pearson
ISBN 1292223049 ISBN-13 9781292223049

Digital Image Processing, 4/E (GE)

Required Reading
2010-04-09 Image Processing: The Fundamentals Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN 047074586X ISBN-13 9780470745861

New, ship fast, delivered in 5-7 days in UK, No PO BOX.

Required Reading
1997-12-31 The Scientist & Engineer's Guide to Digital Signal Processing California Technical Pub
ISBN 0966017633 ISBN-13 9780966017632
Required Reading
2014-12-08 Master Handbook of Acoustics, Sixth Edition McGrawHill Education Tab
ISBN 0071841040 ISBN-13 9780071841047

Master Handbook of Acoustics

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources





Richard Brice

Music Engineering 2nd Edition



Dr. John C. Russ

The Image Processing Handbook, Fifth Edition



David Howard,  Jamie Angus "

Acoustics and Psychoacoustics, Third Edition

Focal Press


Udo Zolzer

Digital Audio Signal Processing

John Wiley & Sons


Paul White

Basic Effects & Processors



Lawrence Harte

Introduction to MPEG; MPEG-1, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4

Althos Publishing


Charles Poynton

Digital Video and HDTV Algorithms and Interfaces

Morgan Kaufmann


Journal Resources


URL Resources

Other Resources

DevC++ compiler




DVT Vision System Software

Additional Information