Broadband Media Communication Systems

Name of module

Broadband Media Communications Systems

Credit Points (ECTS)



Person Responsible for Module (Name, Mail address)

Csaba A. Szabó,


Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME)


Department of Networked Systems and Services

1. Prerequisites for Participation

Bachelor level knowledge and skills in computer networks and/or telecommunications

2. Intended Learning Outcomes

Students who have successfully finished this module
  • are familiar with the state-of-the-art multimedia coding and processing technologies (a)
  • understand the different media distribution systems and are capable of analyzing their pros and cons and their roles in multimedia delivery and consumption (a/b)
  • are capable of designing multimedia communications applications and services (b)

3. Content

  • Enabling technologies (voice and video compression and coding, VoIP, Video over IP, 3D video, picture and video processing)
  • Multimedia systems and services (digital broadcasting, interactive services, mobile multimedia services, IPTV, MHP, social media)
  • Technologies to support multimedia service delivery (DRM, AAA, billing, service delivery platforms – IMS)
  • Multimedia application areas (audio-visual collaboration, videoconferencing systems, multimedia in healthcare, telemedicine applications, e-learning framework systems, multimedia in intelligent spaces/cities)

4. Teaching and Learning Methods

3h weekly hours lecture with integrated problem solving classes.

Midterm test on Week 8 based on the content of the first 7 weeks.

5. Assessment and Grading Procedures

Written exam at the end. Prerequisite is a “pass” grade to the midterm test.

6. Workload calculation (contact hours, homework, exam preparation,..)

3h weekly contact hours x 15 weeks = 45 h
2h weeky hours preparation and afterwork x 15 weeks = 30 h
Mid-term paper preparation: 15 h
Exam preparation: 30 h

Total: 120 h

7. Frequency and dates

Offered every autumn semester.
Classes start early September and end mid December. Exam period 4 weeks afterwards.

8. Max. Number of Participants


9. Enrolment Procedures

See home page of the Faculty.

10. Recommended Reading, Course Material