Module Identifier CS24110  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Dr Frederic Labrosse  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Dr Frederic Labrosse  
Pre-Requisite CS12230 or equivalent  
Co-Requisite CS20410  
Course delivery Lecture   18 Hours. plus 4 lectures for peer presentations  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Comparison scientific paper (8 pages in LNCS format) based on a set of selected image processing areas.  60%
Semester Assessment Presentation based on the above paper to be delivered to the peer group.  40%
Supplementary Assessment The scientific paper.  100%
Further details  

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
express a consolidated and extended understanding and knowledge of Image Processing.

compare, critically evaluate and discuss alternative techniques.

describe a method and design experiment to evaluate techniques.


The module is intended to introduce image processing. The manipulation of image data can be seen as fundamental to a number of advanced computer vision and visualization aspects. In addition, the development of digital imaging in main-stream life makes this unit stands on its own as well.

Brief description

The module will form a generic introduction to image processing. It will start with the image formation process. Subsequently several image filtering techniques will be discussed. The use of these techniques with regard to image compression, retrieval and specific applications will be covered. It will make clear links between programming and image processing.


Introduction to Image Processing (1 lecture)

Image Formation (1 lecture)

Mathematical Techniques (2 lectures)

Image Enhancement (2 lectures)

Image Features (2 lectures)

Texture (2 lectures)

Classification (2 lectures)

Image Compression (2 lectures)

Colour Space (1 lecture)

Image Retrieval (2 lectures)

Applications (1 lecture)

Module Skills

Problem_solving Analysis and evaluation of image processing techniques  
Research skills Covered by directed reading and scientific review paper  
Communication Covered by oral or poster presentation  
Personal Development and Career planning Peer assessment.The assessment mimics a scientific conference  


This module is at CQFW Level 5