Computer Vision

Module code: G6032
Level 5
15 credits in spring semester
Teaching method: Lecture, Class
Assessment modes: Coursework, Unseen examination

The module introduces the field of computer vision and its relation to research on natural vision systems. Topics include: the functions of vision; finding image structure; the determination and representation of 3-D surface shape; visual motion; object recognition; active vision. The module emphasises practical techniques and you will be introduced to a suitable software package.


Ability to program in a procedural programming language.

Module learning outcomes

  • Write and document a computer program to extract useful information from image data.
  • Propose designs for simple computer vision systems.
  • Determine the applicability of a variety of computer vision techniques to practical problems.
  • Describe and recognise the effects of a variety of image processing operations and ways in which studies of computational and biological vision systems inform one another.