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Computer Graphics

  • Number of credits 7.5 Credits
  • Level Bachelor's level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2018

About the course

The course covers the basics in 2- and 3-dimensional computer graphics and applications of these in a graphical library. The course consists of two parts.

Part 1, theory, 4.5 credits.
This part covers the different steps to generate a rendered image from an object description of a 2D- or 3D-modell. Algorithms and methods that are covered are: geometric projections, transformations, and coordinate systems; parametric curves; deciding upon visible lines and surfaces (clipping); basic color theory; texture mapping; and lightning and shading.

Part 2, graphics programming, 3 credits.
This part practice the software engineering proficiency in using a computer graphics standard such as OpenGL together with C++ for graphics programming in 2D and 3D.

Application and eligibility

Computer Graphics, 7.5 hp

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Autumn Term 2018 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


Lectures begin on week starting 5 November 2018


Lectures end during the week of 14 January 2019

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 50%

Required Knowledge

Univ: To be admitted you must have 60 ECTS-credits in Computing Science or two years of completed studies within a study programme (120 ECTS-credits). In both cases, the studies must include at least 22.5 ECTS-credits in mathematics including at least 7.5 ECTS-credits within Linear Algebra (e.g. 5MA019), and the course Programming in Unix (5DV088) or equivalent.

Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper Secondary course English A/5. Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.


Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code



Online applications are now open. You will be transferred to Application deadline is 16 April 2018.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

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Course is given by
Department of computing science
Contactperson for the course is:
Student Office at computing science