Singapore University of Social Sciences

Audio Technology

Audio Technology (MTD205)

Applications Open: 01 May 2024

Applications Close: 15 June 2024

Next Available Intake: July 2024

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $1529.14 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Digital Media

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education (ACE)

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Science and Technology


This course provides the theoretical foundation on the operation of audio systems as components used in multimedia production, distribution and reproduction. Students will be given a broad perspective on how transforms, signal theory, discrete mathematics, information theory, electronics and physics all come together in audio applications.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY JULY


  • Introduction to Sound
  • Sound Transducers
  • Quantization
  • Sampling and Digitization
  • Music technology systems and DSP
  • MIDI- Musical Instrument Digital Interface
  • Format of MIDI messages
  • The Human Ear
  • MPEG2 audio compression
  • Spatial Audio
  • Sound Synthesis
  • Analog and Digital Synthesis

Learning Outcome

  • Describe the principles of audio technology
  • Explain sound generation and transducers
  • Demonstrate the application of audio technology in multimedia
  • Execute sampling for audio technology
  • Analyse audio compression and spatial audio
  • Discuss synthesizing an audio system
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