Spring 2022 - CMPT 365 D100

Multimedia Systems (3)

Class Number: 6063

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    SSCC 9002, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 19, 2022
    8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    EDB 7618, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    CMPT 225 with a minimum grade of C-.



Multimedia systems design, multimedia hardware and software, issues in effectively representing, processing, and retrieving multimedia data such as text, graphics, sound and music, image and video.


Multimedia has become an indispensable part of modern computer technology. In this course,students will be introduced to principles and current technologies of multimedia data processing and system design and gain hands-on experience in this area. Topics include multimedia data (audio/video) digitization, representation, compression, and communication.


  • Introduction
  • Multimedia Tasks and Concerns
  • Issues in Multimedia Applications Design
  • Multimedia Data Representation
  • Video and Audio Compression
  • Multimedia Network Communications
  • Other Topics


  • Written Assignments 15%
  • Projects 30%
  • Midterm Exams 30%
  • Final Exam 25%


Java or C/C++ are required for programming assignments and projects; GUI (Graphics User Interface) programming skills are required, e.g., open file dialog, click button, draw on canvas, etc. Knowledge on calculus and linear algebra is required.



Fundamentals of Multimeida 3rd Edition, Z. Liu, M. Drew, JC Liu, Springer, 2021, SFU students may download the softcopy from library link
ISBN: 9783030621230

Registrar Notes:


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Teaching at SFU in spring 2022 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with safety plans in place.  Some courses will still be offered through remote methods, and if so, this will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

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Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the spring 2022 term.