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Course description

Competencies and objectives


Course context for academic year 2019-20

The Television course provides students general knowledge about the design of a TV system as well as the specifics of digital television systems covering all the processing steps from the generation of the signal in origin to signal reproduction for broadcasting purposes.

To this aim, basic and characteristic parameters of a television system are discussed, as well as the signal processing chain and the broadcasting media commonly employed.

In addition, current digital television standards of generation, compression, distribution, and broadcasting of the signal are presented and several technological aspects supporting them are analysed.

This course is also the starting point for the rest of subjects that deal with image processing and transmission.


Regarding the prerequisites, this course requires a perfect understading and knowledge of the contents discussed in previous courses, so it is strongly recommended to have passed the following subjects:

- Signals and Systems: background on Signal Theory

- Digital Signal Processing: background on Signal Theory

- Communication Theory: background on Signal Modulation Schemes

- Engineering Optical Fundamentals: background on Optics, Light, Colour

- Physics Fundamentals II: background on Electromagnetism




Course content (verified by ANECA in official undergraduate and Master’s degrees)

UA Basic Transversal Competences

  • CT10 : Capacity to confront, plan and solve real problems demanded by society in the field of engineering.
  • CT11 : Capacity to learn and apply new concepts and methods in an autonomous and interdisciplinary fashion.
  • CT12 : Capacity to assimilate and adapt to the permanent evolution of technology when developing one's professional career.
  • CT13 : Capacity to adopt the scientific method when planning and carrying out different academic and professional tasks.
  • CT14 : Capacity for self-criticism needed to analyse and improve the quality of projects.
  • CT6 : Capacity to use the English language fluently to access technical information, respond to the needs of society and be self-sufficient when preparing one's professional career.
  • CT7 : Capacity for oral and written exposition.
  • CT8 : Capacity to plan tasks and commit oneself to satisfying goals and deadlines.
  • CT9 : Capacity for group work.


Basic Transversal Competences

  • CT2 : Students should know how to apply their knowledge to their job or vocation in a professional manner and should possess those skills that are usually reflected when preparing and defending arguments and solving problems in their field of study.
  • CT4 : Students should be able to transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  • CT5 : Students should have developed the necessary learning skills to take on later studies with a high level of autonomy.


Specific Competences: >> Competences Common to the Telecommunications Branch

  • C1 : Capacity for self-learning of new knowledge and techniques appropriate for the conception, development and exploitation of telecommunications systems and services.
  • C2 : Capacity to use computer and information applications, office systems, databases, advanced calculation, project management, visualisation, etc.) to support the development and exploitation of telecommunications and electronics networks, services and applications.
  • C3 : Capacity to use computer tools to find bibliographic resources and information related to telecommunications and electronics.
  • C5 : Capacity to assess the advantages and drawbacks of different technological alternatives for the deployment and implementation of communications systems, from the point of view of signal space, perturbations and noise and analogue and digital modulation systems.


Specific Competences: >> Competences Specific to Sound and Image

  • E1 : Capacity to construct, exploit and manage telecommunications services and applications, understanding these to be systems for the acquisition, analogue and digital treatment, coding, transport, representation, processing, storage, reproduction, management and presentation of audiovisual services and multimedia information.
  • E2 : Capacity to analyse, specify, implement and maintain television, audio and video systems, equipment, amplifiers and installations, both fixed and mobile.
  • E5 : Capacity to create, code, manage, broadcast and distribute multimedia content, taking into account criteria of usability and accessibility to audiovisual, broadcasting and interactive services.




Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

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Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2019-20

- To understand the problem of signal generation corresponding to image information in motion.

- To understand the basic scheme and the elements involved in any TV system.

- To understand, analyze and apply techniques of digital image processing to implement a digital television
system focusing on design issues and quality assessment.

- To identify and assess different methods of broadcasting of digital television signal





Code: 20021
Lecturer responsible:
Credits ECTS: 6,00
Theoretical credits: 1,20
Practical credits: 1,20
Distance-base hours: 3,60

Departments involved

    Theoretical credits: 1,2
    Practical credits: 1,2
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

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