Vision & Graphics - COM00009I

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  • Department: Computer Science
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. William Smith
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: I
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2019-20

Module aims

The aims of this module are to:

  • Introduce common concepts and techniques of vision and graphics studies
  • Introduce basics of vision and graphics programming that lays the basis for advanced studies in graphics or vision

Module learning outcomes

  • An understanding of the mathematical and theoretical foundations of computer vision and graphics
  • A detailed understanding of the image formation process, its modelling in computer vision and its simulation in computer graphics
  • A practical appreciation of some key algorithms and methods in image processing, shape-from-X, projective geometry and 3D graphics programming
  • An appreciation of the relationship between vision and graphics and their convergence in areas such as image-based rendering


Task Length % of module mark
University - closed examination
Vision & Graphics (VIGR) Exam
2 hours 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
University - closed examination
Vision & Graphics (VIGR) Exam
2 hours 100

Module feedback

Example solutions to the practical problem classes will be made available after each practical.

There will be a practical formative assessment in one of the software lab sessions. This will give you an opportunity to receive feedback on a practical programming task.

Indicative reading

** Nielsen, Visual Computing: Geometry, Graphics, and Vision, Charles River Media, 2005

** Prince, Computer Vision: Models, Learning and Inference, Cambridge University Press, 2012

* Forsythe and Ponce, Computer Vision: A Modern Approach, Prentice Hall, 2002

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