CET736 Multimedia Compression and Processing

Course Provider

School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE)



Academic Unit



This course aims to provide learners with a good understanding of the key concepts and technologies in multimedia compression and processing.  Learners will learn fundamental and key compression concepts and techniques for different media including texts, images and videos.

This course is part of:

- Graduate Certificate in Signal and Media Processing
- FlexiMasters in Signal and Media Processing

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At the end of the course, learners  are expected to have a good understanding of multimedia compression and processing, and be able to apply the concepts  and techniques learned to practical applications. Specifically, they will understand how different techniques such as transform coding, predictive  coding, vector quantization, and Discrete Cosine Transform are used in multimedia compression and processing applications.

Media fundamentals, characteristics of time-independent media (texts, images) and time-dependent media (audio and video), compression  techniques and standards for multimedia, image and video compression and processing, transform coding, predictive coding, vector quantization,  Discrete Cosine Transform.

For engineers who wish to upgrade their technical knowledge and skills  in the area of digital signal processing, which can be  used in the Infocomm industry to aid in compression and processing of  different media such as texts, images, and videos.

Standard Course Fee: S$1,620

SSG Funding Support

Course fee payable after SSG funding, if eligible under various schemes

Fee BEFORE funding & GST

Fee AFTER funding & 8% GST

Singapore Citizens (SCs) and Permanent Residents (PRs) (Up to 70% funding)



Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS)


SCs aged ≥ 40 years old
SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)
(Up to 90% funding)

• NTU/NIE alumni may utilise their $1,600 Alumni Course Credits. Click here for more information.

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CET700 Signal Space and Modulation1
CET701 Error-Correction Coding1
CET702 Spread-Spectrum Communication System1
CET730 Digital Filter Design and Spectrum Analysis1
CET731 Multirate Digital Signal Processing1
CET732 Linear Prediction and Optimal Linear Filters1
CET733 Digital Filter Implementation and Analog-Digital Conversion1
CET734 General Purpose Digital Signal Processor1
CET735 Algorithms and Architectures for Hardware and VLSI Signal Processing1
CET737 Multimedia Networking1
CET738 Multimedia Systems and Applications1
CET739 Image and Video Fundamentals1
CET740 Image and Video Coding Principles1
CET741 Image and Video Processing Techniques and Error Control1

Listed courses are:

  • Credit-bearing and stackable to Graduate Certificate in Signal and Media Processing (total 9AUs) and FlexiMasters in Signal and Media Processing (total 15AUs) 
  • SSG funded and SkillsFuture Credit approved.