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iOS Audio Programming - ELE00051H

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  • Department: Electronic Engineering
  • Module co-ordinator: Prof. Andy Hunt
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: H
  • Academic year of delivery: 2022-23

Module summary

This module introduces you to the Apple ecosystem for producing audio-based apps for iPhone & iPad etc. You will use industry standard software development tools and languages to construct an interactive audio or music app, suitable for submission to the App Store.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2022-23

Module aims

Subject content aims:

  • To introduce students to the necessary technology and programming environments to write interactive audio­ processing based apps for iOS devices such as iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch
  • To enable students to write, debug and test object-oriented software written with the Swift programming language, and to use external software frameworks such as AudioKit
  • To provide students with an awareness of the standards and requirements for submitting software to an international company

Graduate skills aims:

  • To develop an appreciation of user-interface design
  • To develop the skills to produce documentation to accompany software and to advertise the product on the world-wide web
  • To develop the ability to self-assess programming quality

Module learning outcomes

Subject content learning outcomes

After successful completion of this module, students will:

  • Have knowledge of, and experience using, a commonly-used programming language
  • Have experience of program testing strategies
  • Know how to document software to professional standards
  • Have produced a creative piece of user-friendly software to industry standards

Graduate skills learning outcomes

After successful completion of this module, students will:

  • Be able to create engaging documentation for software, both within the software itself and and via a demonstration video
  • Understand the principles of good user-interface design for audio applications
  • Be able to critically assess their own work against external standards


Task Length % of module mark
Software Implementation
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Software Implementation
N/A 100

Module feedback

'Feedback’ at a university level can be understood as any part of the learning process which is designed to guide your progress through your degree programme.  We aim to help you reflect on your own learning and help you feel more clear about your progress through clarifying what is expected of you in both formative and summative assessments.

A comprehensive guide to feedback and to forms of feedback is available in the Guide to Assessment Standards, Marking and Feedback.  This can be found at

The Department of Electronic Engineering aims to provide some form of feedback on all formative and summative assessments that are carried out during the degree programme.  In general, feedback on any written work/assignments undertaken will be sufficient so as to indicate the nature of the changes needed in order to improve the work.  Students are provided with their examination results within 20 working days of the end of any given examination period.  The Department will also endeavour to return all coursework feedback within 20 working days of the submission deadline.  The Department would normally expect to adhere to the times given, however, it is possible that exceptional circumstances may delay feedback.  The Department will endeavour to keep such delays to a minimum.  Please note that any marks released are subject to ratification by the Board of Examiners and Senate.  Meetings at the start/end of each term provide you with an opportunity to discuss and reflect with your supervisor on your overall performance to date. 

Indicative reading

As the technology is changing rapidly, along with the most relevant documentation, a web-site will be provided with links to the latest Apple documentation and 3rd party tutorials.

The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.