PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES an alternative to replace a dissertation project by
taking one additional elective course plus one
This programme is designed for hardware and smaller-scale project, called Independent Study
software designers, R&D managers, practicing Module (ISM), which is to be completed in one
engineers, and industry planners who seek an semester.
understanding of current approaches and
evolving directions for DSP technologies. It is PROGRAMME DURATION
also intended for engineers who anticipate future
The programme is run during evenings. The
involvement in this area.
examinations require attendance during office-
hours. Part-Time candidates are expected to
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS obtain their employer’s permission for this before
For those with a good bachelor’s degree in admission to the programme. The coursework
electrical/ electronic/computer engineering or and project may normally be completed in one
equivalent degree in other relevant disciplines as year for full-time students or two years for part-
the Board of Graduate Studies may approve. time students, respectively.
Semester 1 (Aug-Dec); Semester 2 (Jan-May)
Weeks 1-14* Lectures
FIRST YEAR - CORE (Compulsory)
Weeks 16-17 Examinations
Advanced Digital Signal Processing
* One week recess
Real-Time DSP Design and Applications
Semester 2 COURSE CONTENTS
Distributed Multimedia Systems Advanced Digital Signal Processing:
Probability and random processes. Multi-rate
VLSI Digital Signal Processors
digital signal processing. Linear prediction and
SECOND YEAR - ELECTIVE (Choose 4 only) optimum linear filters. Power spectrum estimation.
Semester 1 Real-Time DSP Design and Applications:
Architectures for general-purpose digital signal
Statistical Signal Processing
processors. Peripherals for DSP applications.
Digital Audio Signal Processing Development tools for DSP applications. Digital
FIR/IIR filter implementations. Fast Fourier
Speech Analysis and Processing
Image Processing and Pattern Recognition
Distributed Multimedia Systems: Media and
media systems. Multimedia storage. Media
Array Signal Processing processing and applications. Media transmission
and delivery. Quality of service on distributed
Probability and Random Process
multimedia systems. Multimedia applications.
Video Signal Processing
VLSI Digital Signal Processors: Digital signal
Adaptive Signal Processing
processors. Classification of architectures. Data
and instruction memories. VLSI special
The requirements for the postgraduate degree
instruction-set single chip (SISC) processors.
include satisfactory completion of four cores and
Data path logic design. Rapid prototyping. Code
four electives as well as a project. The project is
generation for embedded processors. Digital
examined by dissertation. The project may be
signal multiprocessors. Formal methods for
undertaken either in NTU or in industry. There is
scheduling, assignment and allocation. density function estimation. Random variable
simulation. Random processes. Correlation
Statistical Signal Processing: Review of functions. Spectral density. Random processes in
random processes. Fundamentals of detection linear systems. Optimum linear systems.
theory. Signal detection in noise. Signal Nonlinear systems.
estimation theory. Properties of estimators.
Application of signal detection and estimation. For more updated information, please visit our
Adaptive Signal Processing: Fundamentals of http://www.ntu.edu.sg/eee/students/MSc/, or
adaptive signal processing. Gradient-based
adaptive FIR and IIR filters. Method of least http://www.ntu.edu.sg/eee/eee3/MSc_Signal_Pro
squares estimation. Recursive least squares. cessing/msc_signal_prog.asp.
Lattice filters. Nonlinear adaptive filtering.
Array Signal Processing: Sensor-array Every year, tuition fees are reviewed and subject
fundamentals, Array beamforming. Basic direction to revision. As and when fees are revised, the
finding and geolocation. Advanced direction new fees will be applicable to all existing and new
finding and geolocation. Target tracking. Array students. All fees listed are in Singapore dollars
geometry optimisation and calibration. Smart (S$) and are inclusive of Goods and Services Tax
antennas and software radio in wireless (GST) unless otherwise stated. For more update,
communications. please refer to
Digital Audio Signal Processing: Psychology Programmes/Fees+and+Financial+Assistance/.
of hearing. Audio test and measurements.
Microphones and loudspeakers. Principles of APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION
digital audio. Audio processing and synthesis.
Digital audio compression. Digital audio Applications for admission are normally
broadcasting. announced through the local press and NTU
webpage, twice per year ⎯ in January for the
Speech Analysis and Processing: coming Semester 1 and in September for the
Fundamentals of speech. Speech enhancement. coming Semester 2, respectively. Applications
Dynamic time warping. Hidden Markov models forms are to be submitted electronically only
(HMM). Speech recognition and speaker (any other form of submission will not be
verification systems. Scalar and vector considered) via our web page at:
quantization. Linear predictive coding. Transform http://www.ntu.edu.sg/GradStudies/Coursework+
Image Processing and Pattern Recognition:
Image fundamentals. Image enhancement. Image
REQUIRED TOEFL OR EQUIVALENT
restoration. Feature selection and extraction. For the non-English speaking countries, TOEFL
Classification methods. Connectionist approach. or an equivalent examination is required. The
minimum TOEFL score is 570 (paper-based) or
Video Signal Processing: Video basics. Video 230 (computer-based).
signal sampling and rate conversion. Video signal
filtering and enhancement. Video coding CONTACT INFORMATION
principles and standards. Emerging video Programme Director
communication systems. Associate Professor Ng Boon Poh
Probability and Random Processes: Tel (65) 6790-6855
Fax (65) 6793-3318
Probability concepts. Random variables. Multiple
random variables. Sum of random variables.
Gaussian and related distributions. Probability http://www.ntu.edu.sg/eee/eee3/cv/ebpng.htm