Image Analysis & Applications - EL561

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2020 to 2021
(version 3)
Spring 5 15 (7.5) DR S Hoque checkmark-circle


The module introduces fundamental techniques employed in image processing and pattern recognition providing an understanding of how practical pattern recognition systems may be developed able to address the inherent difficulties present in real world situations. The material is augmented with a study of biometric and security applications looking at the specific techniques employed to recognise biometric samples.


This module appears in the following module collections.

Contact hours

Total contact hours: 35
Private study hours: 115
Total study hours: 150

Method of assessment

Examination (70%)
Coursework (30%)

Indicative reading


See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

1. An understanding of three main integrated themes:
(i) basic image processing (representation, transformation, extraction of key information from images);
(ii) image analysis (automatic interpretation of images and pattern recognition methodology) and
(iii) computational architectures for image analysis (especially neural network structures).
2. A familiarity with fundamental algorithms underpinning modern image analysis systems.
3. Experience of the requirements for implementing algorithms for image analysis.
4. A practical experience of working with typical algorithms and architectures.


  1. Credit level 5. Intermediate level module usually taken in Stage 2 of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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