Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
CMP4221 Multimedia Systems and Communications Spring 3 0 3 6
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Non-Departmental Elective
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Dr. Öğr. Üyesi ÖVGÜ ÖZTÜRK ERGÜN
Course Lecturer(s): Dr. Öğr. Üyesi ÖVGÜ ÖZTÜRK ERGÜN
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: This course teaches fundamental topics related to multimedia systems and analysis. A top-down analysis of video processing applications, algorithms, tools, and fundamentals. Applications include digital TV, computer games, cinema special effects, 3D TV, medical imaging, and forensics. Algorithms include motion estimation, filtering and restoration, de-interlacing and enhancement, interpolation and super-resolution, stereo and 3D video processing, coding, and compression standards.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
I. To be able to use fundamental signal processing knowledge to solve problems in multimedia data processing
II. To acquire knowledge about working principles of various media devices and be able to combine them to build larger multi-media systems
III. To practice programming fundamentals for the design and control of digital data processing and apply them to real world problems
IV. To do research on theoretical concepts behind vision, imaging, colors and video by investigating basic processing techniques in detail
V. To evaluate and analyze the mechanism among multimedia devices, their communication principles, to investigate the usage of these devices, hence to analyze the needs of community
VI. To know the basic concepts in major fields of applied engineering ( computer vision, communications, data mining, sensors, human-computer interaction
VII. To know applications of multimedia systems, to face the challenges
and obtain a global view starting from theoretical concepts to big
applications used in our daily life.

Course Content

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction to Multimedia Systems
2) Introduction to Digital Images, Image Formats, Image Transformations
3) Histograms, Normalization
4) Convolution, Image Filtering Techniques
5) Morphological Operations
6) Blob Extraction, Blob Tracking
7) Segmentation
8) Image Features, Extraction and Modeling
9) Introduction to Information Theory and Coding
10) Image and Video Compression Techniques
11) Basics of Computer Networks
12) Image and Video Transmission
13) Image and Video Classification
14) Fundamentals of Big Data and Cloud Computing


Course Notes / Textbooks: Digital Video Processing, A. Murat Tekalp, PEARSON
Any other books related to subjects each week

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Project 1 % 30
Midterms 1 % 30
Final 1 % 40
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Workload
Course Hours 14 42
Project 8 64
Midterms 1 18
Final 1 36
Total Workload 160

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) To be able to critically interpret and discuss the theories, the concepts, the traditions, and the developments in the history of thought which are fundamental for the field of new media, journalism and communication.
2) To be able to attain written, oral and visual knowledge about technical equipment and software used in the process of news and the content production in new media, and to be able to acquire effective abilities to use them on a professional level.
3) To be able to get information about the institutional agents and generally about the sector operating in the field of new media, journalism and communication, and to be able to critically evaluate them.
4) To be able to comprehend the reactions of the readers, the listeners, the audiences and the users to the changing roles of media environments, and to be able to provide and circulate an original contents for them and to predict future trends.
5) To be able to apprehend the basic theories, the concepts and the thoughts related to neighbouring fields of new media and journalism in a critical manner.
6) To be able to grasp global and technological changes in the field of communication, and the relations due to with their effects on the local agents.
7) To be able to develop skills on gathering necessary data by using scientific methods, analyzing and circulating them in order to produce content.
8) To be able to develop acquired knowledge, skills and competence upon social aims by being legally and ethically responsible for a lifetime, and to be able to use them in order to provide social benefit.
9) To be able to operate collaborative projects with national/international colleagues in the field of new media, journalism and communication.
10) To be able to improve skills on creating works in various formats and which are qualified to be published on the prestigious national and international channels.