AUDIO LABORATORY - 2019/0

Module code: TON2013

Module Overview

This module is intended to provide you with a solid grounding in audio test and measurement techniques, and to illustrate in practice many theoretical phenomena covered in the first year modules.

Module provider

Music and Media

Module Leader

HAIGH A Mr (Music & Med)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 5

JACs code: F380

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Level 4 Electronics and Audio Signal Processing A and B Level 4 Acoustics and Computer Audio Systems A and B

Module content

 Indicative content includes:


Audio test and measurement procedures
The use of Fast Fourier Transform and Spectrogram in analysing audio signals
Acoustic measurements of a room to BS EN ISO 3382
Jitter and Eye Patterns, quantisation, dither and worklength issues in digital audio

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework COURSEWORK 1: LAB REPORT 50
Coursework COURSEWORK 2: CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT 50

Alternative Assessment

As this module involves Continuous Assessment, it is not feasible to run an identical resit of this aspect during the Summer vacation. In view of this, if you fail the Continuous Assessment you will be asked to complete an additional experiment during the Summer vacation, which will be assessed.

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate academic writing skills, with feedback from the first formative report to be used immediately to improve performance on the second assessed report. Teamwork and critical thinking are assessed in small groups with one-to-one guidance from staff.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

•      Coursework  – Lab Report, 50%, 3000 words (addresses learning outcomes 1 – 3).

•      Continuous assessment, 50% (addresses learning outcome 4).

Formative  assessment

•      Formative Lab Report, 2000 - 3000 words, week 5 (addresses learning outcomes 1 – 3). Indicative mark and written feedback will be given.

Formative assessment is also provided through coursework feedback and continuous interaction during lab sessions.

Feedback

You will receive written feedback on your coursework and verbal feedback on your practical work throughout the module. There will also be intro and interim lectures for group feedback.

Module aims

  • Familiarise you with audio test and measurement techniques

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
1 Operate a range of audio test and measurement equipment KCP
2 Perform a selection of electrical, electromagnetic and digital audio tests, the detailed objectives of which are described in the Laboratory Handbook KCP
3 Report concisely the results of those tests in both verbal and written form CT
4 Work successfully in a small group, and prepare yourself for an experimental task with appropriate prior reading KCT
5 Laboratory skills PT
6 Group work T
7 Problem solving T

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 116

Lecture Hours: 2

Laboratory Hours: 32

Methods of Teaching / Learning

 The learning and teaching strategy is designed to: develop professional skills and deepen understanding of theoretical knowledge by exploration of practical phenomena in small groups. The strategy will also improve your academic report writing skills.

 The learning and teaching methods include:


Two one hour lectures (an introductory lecture in week 1 plus a group feedback session in week 6)
Eight four-hour laboratory sessions (in weeks 3 – 12), with one experiment to be completed each week.
Guided reading prior to each experiment.


 

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list

Reading list for AUDIO LABORATORY : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/ton2013

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Music and Sound Recording (Tonmeister) BSc (Hons)(CORE) 2 Core Each unit of assessment must be passed at 40% to pass the module
Music and Sound Recording (Tonmeister) BMus (Hons)(CORE) 2 Core Each unit of assessment must be passed at 40% to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2019/0 academic year.