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FIT3081 - Image processing

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Information Technology

Leader(s): Dr Sid Ray


Clayton Second semester 2009 (Day)
Sunway First semester 2009 (Day)


This unit covers fundamental techniques in image processing. Topics include image representation and enhancement, thresh holding, image algebra, neighborhood operations on images, Fourier methods, edge detection, feature extraction and representation, shape, texture, segmentation, classification, restoration, image compression, and colour and multi-band image processing.


At the completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Understand the processes of image formation, acquisition, processing and analysis;
  • Develop programs for manipulating grey level, colour and multi-spectral images; and
  • Use standard image processing software;
  • Undertake computer analysis of medical, remotely-sensed, document, and other images.

At the completion of this unit, students will have attitudes that will allow them to:

  • Understand the role of visual information processing and analysis; and
  • Apply the theory and methods in practical problem solving.

At the completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Write programs to carry out basic image processing tasks such as image denoising, image filtering and segmentation of an image in its constituent parts or objects;
  • Write programs to carry out advanced image processing and analysis tasks such as image segmentation, image, image classification, image data mining, and robotic vision; and
  • Build a software system for processing and analysis of image data.

At the completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Function as an image processing specialist in a group which is involved in developing a major software system; and
  • Produce appropriate documentation.


Examination (3 hours): 70%; Assignments 30%

Contact hours

4 hrs/week


FIT2004 (or CSE2304) and FIT2014 (or CSE2303)

Students are expected to have knowledge of

+ programming in C in a Linux environment
+ introductory knowledge of Mathematics in the areas of Calculus, Vectors and Matrices, and Probability and Statistics.


CSC3140, CSE3314, PHS2431

Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at:

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