Module Database

Information for module PLING209

This module is available for: The next academic year(provisional)

If you're a member of UCL you can add this module to your personalised course list

This information is for guidance only. If you are a UCL undergraduate interested in studying one of these courses, you must seek permission from both the providing department and your 'home' department. Appearance in this database is not a guarantee that a course is running in any particular academic year.

Module code:PLING209(Add to my personalised list)
Title:Computational Methods for Speech and Hearing Science
Credit value:15
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser:Mark Huckvale
Organiser's location:Rm 320, Chandler House
Available for students in Year(s):
Module prerequisites: 
Module outline:Provides practical experience with a range of computing techniques useful for students wanting to pursue research in Speech and Hearing Science.  
Module aims:The aims of this module are to introduce essential knowledge and skills in the use of computers for the purposes of research in speech and hearing science. The course will include introductions to a range of computing techniques, which may vary from year to year. These might typically include:
  • Web page design, including use of sound and video,
  • Scripting of the BASH shell and text-file processing,
  • Programming in Visual Basic,
  • Elementary digital signal processing,
  • Statistical programming and graph plotting.
Assessment for the course will be for a project report on a simple experiment that involves programming and data analysis which must be produced in the form of a web page.  
Module objectives: 
Key skills provided by module:Ability to create web pages, to write simple shell scripts, to program simple interactive applications that deal with sound, to understand concepts of digital signal processing, to perform statistical analysis and produce scientific graphics. 
Module timetable: 
Module assessment:Project Report (3,000 words) 100.00%.
Notes:NOTE: The first meeting of this course will be 1.30-3.30pm Thursday 3rd October 2013 in room B07, Chandler House, 2 Wakefield Street.
Course home page: 
Taking this module as an option?: 
Link to virtual learning environment(registered students only) 
Last updated:2013-09-26 11:18:48 by