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ZUG4030 – Image Processing

Undergraduate – Module

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Business, Engineering and Technology


South Africa
On-campus block of classes

  • Semester 1, 2021 (Mainstream Programme)
  • Semester 1, 2022 (Extended Programme)

8 credits, NQF Level 8


The module covers the fundamentals of image processing: image enhancement in the spatial and frequency domains; image restoration and compression. Applications include machine learning, computer vision, pattern recognition, and their applications in multimedia, biomedical imaging and remote sensing data analysis.


On completion of the module, students will be expected to be able to:

1Apply the basics of digital image processing fundamentals
2Apply spatial and frequency domains techniques in image enhancement
3Apply image and pattern recognition techniques
4Apply image compression algorithms


Coursework assessment: 30%
Examination: 70 %

Workload requirements

The module prepares the student to apply mathematical analysis to image data in order to interpret, restore, recognize and learn based on real-world applications. There will be a combination of lectures that include interactive elements, tutorials, laboratory practicals and Moodle, for sharing learning aids, to help students test their own knowledge through informal quizzes, and to administer short formal tests. All outcomes will be assessed by means of tutorial work, assignment, class tests and final examination.

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