Audio-Visual Signal Processing
Degree programme: Information Technology
Name of degree: Master of Science (MSc)
Language of instruction: English
Scope of degree: 120 ECTS
Duration of studies: 2 years
Study mode: full-time
Tuition fee: yes
Scholarship programme: yes
Application deadline: no intake in 2018
Audio-Visual Signal Processing studies the processing and interpretation of digital signals and their information content and explores all kinds of speech, audio, image and video representations, compressions, processing and delivery. The methods are applied in the fields of media and entertainment, telecommunications, instrumentation and automation.
Suitable backgrounds for Audio-Visual Signal Processing students are previous studies in computer science, electrical engineering, control engineering, mathematics or physics.
Majoring in Audio-Visual Signal Processing will deepen students' theoretical and practical skills for analysing signals and designing signal processing methods and systems. The studies provide the knowledge and skills needed to select optimal signal processing methods when confronted with a novel signal processing problem. The goal is to train students to design algorithms and hardware and software implementations of signal processing systems.
In the Deparment of Signal Processing research is conducted in research groups, led by award-winning and experienced doctors (post-docs), doctoral students and often also our students. The main focus is on basic research leading to scientific breakthroughs, but we are also active in applied research and collaborate with many large companies and SMEs. Research fields span the three fundamental levels of signal and data processing: 1) Data Acquisition (sensors, measurements and data annotation), 2) Data Representation, Modelling and Processing and 3) Data Analysis and Visualization (Display and Rendering). We have particularly strong research in the fields of Vision and Audio Processing and Analysis, but also in Displays and 3D Rendering and in the application fields of Industry, Defence, Media and Medical Signals.
To become a MSc graduate you will need to complete the degree programme worth 120 ECTS. The modern study methods consist of lectures, exercises, assignments, independent studying and examinations. Courses are worth 90 ECTS and the remaining 30 ECTS are awarded for successfully completing a master's thesis. Each ECTS is equal to an average workload of 27 hours.
The programme consists of the following study modules:
Excellent career prospects
Students who graduate with the major in Audio-Visual Signal Processing gain excellent prerequisites to develop and apply signal processing and manage comprehensive entities in many areas of technology and society. Our graduates typically find employment in research, design, development, production and operating tasks or commercial and administrative tasks relating to the field. Signal processing experts are also required in other fields, as the importance of the subject continues to grow and related applications become more widespread. Following the successful completion of the programme, master’s degree holders are also eligible to apply for entrance to doctoral programmes in Finland or abroad.