Short Title:AV Technology 2
Full Title:AV Technology 2
Module Code:AVTH H2007
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Field of Study:Audio-visual techniques and media production
Module Delivered in no programmes
Module Author:DAVID IRWIN
Module Description:The aim of this module is to provide students with an introduction to the principles and concepts of digital technologies.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Have a comprehension of the principles of Semiconductor logic
LO2 Gain knowledge of the history of computing and historical development of modern computing
LO3 Understanding of the architecture of modern computers
LO4 Gain knowledge of the historical development of the Internet
LO5 Have an understanding of the protocols and common applications of the Internet, particularly digital media storage, manipulation and transfer
LO6 Have a comprehension of the human context informing the development and discovery of these fundamental audio visual technologies
Pre-requisite learning
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change) %
Recapitulation: physical realisation through electronics of Binary and Boolean logic
The contextual history of computing
The historical development of PCs and Macs
PC Architecture
Hardware: CPU structure/ operation; Bus architecture/ standards; Input/Output Hardware; Storage devices; Peripherals
Software: Operating systems; Applications; File types; Media files
The Internet: Historical development; Architecture; Protocols; Applications; Framework for digital media storage, manipulation and transfer; The Web
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment Essay   50.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination   50.00 End-of-Semester

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Lab No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 3.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Bolyestard 1990, Introductory Circuit, Merrill
  • Ward 1994, Introduction to Electrical Science, Stam Press
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
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