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521467A Digital Image Processing, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 521467A  Validity 01.08.2012 -
Name Digital Image Processing  Abbreviation Digital Image P 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
Type Intermediate Studies Discipline4307 Information Engineering 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Computer Science and Engineering DP 

Heikkilä, Janne Tapani 

ECTS Credits 

5 ECTS credits / 133 hours of work

Language of instruction 

Lectures in Finnish and exercises in English. Course can be passed in Finnish and English.


Autumn, period 4.

Learning outcomes 

Upon completion of the course the student:

- understands the basic theory of digital image processing and knows its main applications,

- is able to apply spatial and frequency domain and wavelet based methods in image enhancement, restoration, compression and segmentation.



1. Fundamentals of digital images, 2. Image enhancement in spatial and frequency domains, 3.Image restoration, 4. Color image processing, 5. Wavelets, 6. Image compression, 7. Morphological image processing and 8. Image segmentation.

Mode of delivery 

Face-to-face teaching.

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures 24  h, exercises 14  h  and homework assignments 30 h. The rest is independent work.

Target group 

Computer Science and Engineering students and other Students of the University of Oulu.

Prerequisites and co-requisites 


Recommended optional programme components 

In order to obtain deep understanding of the content, it is a benefit if the student has completed the mathematics courses in the computer science and engineering BSc program or otherwise has equivalent knowledge.

Recommended or required reading 

Gonzalez, R.C., Woods, R.E.: Digital Image Processing, Third Edition, Prentice-Hall, 2008, Chapters 1-10. Lecture notes and exercise

Assessment methods and criteria 

The course is completed by passing the exam and homework assignments.

Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage.


The course unit utilizes a numerical grading scale 1-5. In the numerical scale zero stands for a fail.

Person responsible 

Janne Heikkilä

Working life cooperation 



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Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has not begun Digital Image Processing  Course  Heikkilä, Janne Tapani  11.03.19 -26.04.19

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