Computer Vision module (AC51007)

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Module code


Semester: 1

About the Module

Providing computers with the ability to "see" is the subject of continuing and fast-moving research. This course provides a practical introduction to both the underlying technology and its applications. Applications areas include automated inspection in manufacturing, biomedical image analysis, vehicle guidance, face and gesture recognition, and robotics. The aim of this course is to provide you with an understanding of Computer Vision techniques and their application, through practical experiences.

Credit Rating

There are 20 SCQF points available on this module.

Module Timetable

Week Subject
4 Introduction, histograms and thresholds, colour
5 Image formation, sampling, spatial and frequency domains
6 Filters, scale, edges, optic flow
7 Feature points, feature matching
8 Grouping and segmentation
9 Classification and recognition
10 Recognition and tracking
11 Tutorial and debate
12 Presentations and revision

Assessment and Coursework

Coursework counts for 30% of the final module mark.
The final degree exam counts for 70% of the final module mark.


Marking criteria are provided on My Dundee for all assignments, so that you know what we are looking for when we are marking your coursework. Please ensure that you refer to these when completing assignments.

Title Week Given Week Due Effort Expected (hours) Value (%)
Computer Vision Project 6 11-12 30 30


All course material is available on My Dundee. This includes copies of lecture materials, practical exercises and assignments. The reading list for this module can be accessed from My Dundee, and provides recommended materials for completing the module.