Computing with Vision and Imaging
Computer vision and imaging is the exciting science and technology of machines that see, concerned with building artificial systems that obtain information from images that are derived from a range of sources. This MSc in Computing with Vision and Imaging teaches you the skills necessary to undertake work in this ever-evolving field.
Closing date: For entry Sept 2014, apply before 18th July 2014, if you need a visa to study in the UK
Why study MSc Computing with Vision and Imaging at Dundee?
Computer vision and imaging is a rapidly expanding field with plenty of real-life applications and opportunities. Here at Dundee, we encourage a professional, inter-disciplinary and user-centred approach to computer systems design and production.
Application areas include:
- controlling processes - e.g. an industrial robot or an autonomous vehicle
- detecting events - e.g. for visual surveillance or people counting
- organising information - e.g. for indexing databases of images and image sequences
- modelling objects or environments - e.g. for industrial inspection
- medical image analysis
- topographical modelling
You will acquire skills in computer vision, inference, algorithmic underpinnings of computer vision systems, how images and signals are formed, filter, compressed and analysed, and how multiple images can be combined.
Throughout this course, you will also develop the necessary skills to undertake independent research and participate in proposal development and innovation - an excellent grounding for many future careers.
What's so good about MSc Computing with Vision and Imaging at Dundee?
Teaching at Dundee is research-led, meaning that the MSc programme benefits from association with cutting-edge research of international standard and its commercial applications.
We also have an active Computer Vision and Image Processing research group. Our Vision and Imaging students are involved in a number of http://www.computing.dundee.ac.uk/projects/vision/projects.php, and have been involved with a number of completed research projects like ACTIVE, a project concerning adaptive interfaces for the operation of secondary controls in motor vehicles using pointing gestures and virtual dashboards.
Links with industry
The School of Computing collaborates with, and has links to, companies such as IBM, NCR and Oracle.
You will have 24-hour access to our award winning and purpose-built Queen Mother Building. It has an unusual mixture of lab space and breakout areas, with a range of conventional and special equipment for you to use. It's also easy to work on your own laptop as there is wireless access throughout the building. Our close ties to industry allows us access to facilities such as Windows Azure and Teradata, and university and industry standard software such as Tableau for you to evaluate and use.
The School of Computing maintains a friendly, intimate and supportive atmosphere, and we take pride in the fact that we know all of our students - you're far more than just a matriculation number to us. We have a thriving postgraduate department with regular seminars and guest speakers.
Who should study this course?
This course suits graduates in computer science and related disciplines such as physics or mathematics. It is suitable if you wish to widen and/or deepen your knowledge of computing.
Teaching & Assessment
This course is taught by staff in the School of Computing .
The start date is September each year. The MSc course lasts for 12 months and the PGDip lasts for 9 months.
How you will be taught
We know how important it is to be at the leading edge of computing and so you will learn from research-active staff in the School of Computing. Leading researchers teach you and small class sizes mean that they really get to know you, making for an informal and supportive community.
Industrial collaboration is part of our ethos too, so we regularly include guest experts from industry.
What you will study
You select seven taught modules, three per semester, during the period September-April. You will make module selections with your advisor.
Semester 1 (Sept-Dec)
- Probabilistic Inference and Learning
- Signals and Images
- Plus two from:
- Technology Innovation Management
- Computer Graphics
- Logical Inference & Symbolic Reasoning
- Information Theory
Semester 2 (Jan-Mar)
- Vision and Perception
- Research Methods
- Plus one from:
- Computing Research Frontiers
- Multi-agent Systems & Grid Computing
Subject to examination performance, you then progress to the MSc project which runs from May to September, or to a Diploma project lasting 9 weeks.
Please note that some of the modules in the programme are shared with other masters programmes and some of the teaching and resources may be shared with our BSc programme. These joint classes offer a valuable opportunity to learn from, and discuss the material with, other groups of students with different backgrounds and perspectives.
How you will be assessed
The taught modules are assessed by continuous assessment plus end of semester examinations in December and March/April. The project is assessed by dissertation.
Computing coursework is often very practical, e.g. writing computer programs, designing interfaces, writing reports, constructing web sites, testing software, implementing databases, analysing problems or presenting solutions to clients.
The knowledge, skills and understanding that you will gain in the areas of computer vision, inference and learning will enable you to work effectively in the application of video and image-based computing - whether you choose industry, commerce or research.
EU and International students visit our EU and International webpages for entry requirements tailored to your home country.
You should have, or expect to have, a degree in computer science, physics, mathematics, electrical engineering or a related numerate discipline, with a grade equivalent to at least a Class 2.1 Honours degree from a UK university, or equivalent qualifications.
A good mathematical background and some experience of programming are essential.
IELTS of 6.0 (or equivalent), if your first language is not English. Please check our Language Requirements page for details of equivalent grades from other test providers, and information about the University of Dundee English Language courses.
English Language Pre-Sessional Programmes
We offer Pre-Sessional programmes throughout the year and Foundation Programme(s) for both undergraduate and postgraduate students which start at the beginning of the academic year. These programmes are all designed to prepare you for university study in the UK when you have not yet met the language requirements for direct entry onto a degree programme. Successful completion of these programmes guarantees progression to various degrees at the University of Dundee as long as you hold a relevant offer.
The 30 week (one Academic Year) Foundation Programme(s) allow applicants who have not met our typical academic entry requirements, and require additional English Language support by up to 1.0 IELTS, to gain the necessary qualifications to enter the University of Dundee degree programmes in the following year.
The 24 week Pre-Sessional programme (March – August) provides additional English Language tuition for students who do not meet our minimum English Language requirements by up to 1.0 IELTS and the 10 week Pre-Sessional programme (June – August) (October – December) provides specialist English Language tuition for students who are 0.5 IELTS below the requirement for their degree programme.
Fees and Funding
(inc Jan 2015)
Sources of Funding
Information about the School of Computing scholarships can be found on the School of Computing scholarships webpage.
Other sources of funding for postgraduate students can be found on our Scholarships webpage.
SAAS tuition fee loans are available for this course for students who meet the eligibility criteria. Visit our SAAS tuition fee loan webpage for more information and links.
- Dundee is ranked as one of the most affordable places for students to live in the UK, and the cost of living is around 15% cheaper than the UK average.
- Increasing numbers of students are successfully undertaking part-time work to supplement their income. You can get advice from our Careers Service, both about job opportunities and how to find a suitable study/work/life balance. EU and international students are also allowed to work up to 20 hours per week.
- As a student in Scotland, you have free access to the National Health Service. Visits to doctors and hospitals, as well as prescriptions, sight tests and dental checkups, are available free of charge.
How to Apply
Apply online via UKPASS
You must read the information regarding how to upload relevant documents to UKPASS before proceeding with your application.
Programme DirectorDr Keith Edwards
School of Computing
University of Dundee
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