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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

Monash University

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering


T Drummond (Clayton); Dr Melanie Ooi (Malaysia)


Not offered in 2016


This unit aims to develop an understanding of methods for extracting useful information (eg 3-D structure; object size, motion, shape, location and identity, etc) from images. It will allow students to understand how to construct Computer vision systems for robotics, surveillance, medical imaging, and related application areas.


On successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  • understand camera models
  • learn to apply geometry and photometry to image analysis
  • understand the basic principles of laser scanners
  • understand the elements of the human visual system and perception
  • learn to implement low level vision processes (linear filtering, edge detection, texture, multi view geometry, stereopsis, structure from motion, optic flow)
  • learn to implement midlevel vision (segmentation and clustering, model fitting, tracking)
  • learn to implement high-level vision (model-based vision, surfaces and outlines, graphs, range data, templates and classifiers, learning methods)
  • complete programming exercises (C, MatLab for example).


Continuous assessment: 30%
Examination: (3 hours) 70%
Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component (assignments, tests, mid-semester exams, laboratory reports) and at least 45% in the final examination component and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.

Workload requirements

2 hours lectures, 4 hours laboratory and practice classes and 6 hours of private study per week

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)


ENG2092 or ENG2005, ECE2071 or TRC2400 and ECE2011 or TRC3500 or FIT1002 for students studying double degrees with science


ECE4711, ECE4712, ECE5076, ECE5711, ECE5712