Available in 2017, 2018

Course handbook


Studies issues related to the displaying of objects, which may include: graphics hardware, windows programming, 2D drawing primitives, 2D & 3D geometrical transformation, projections, geometric models, 3D viewing, visible-surface determination, illumination and shading, ray tracing, and computer animation.

Availability2017 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2017
  • Semester 2 - 2018

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Appreciate mathematical fundamentals of computer graphics techniques

2. Understand and appreciate computer graphics concepts

3. Employ selected software to achieve interactive computer graphics

4. Be able to implement graphics effects

5. Work within a group to complete a graphics project

6. High-level overview of past and possible future developments in computer graphics


  1. Graphics pipeline.
  2. Graphics algorithms.
  3. Geometrical operations used in graphics.
  4. Methods for modeling curves, surfaces, and solids.
  5. Lighting models and colour.
  6. Computer vision.  


This course has similarities to COMP3320. If you have successfully completed COMP3320 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assumed knowledge

1. Familiarity with a. elementary linear algebra (vectors, matrices) and geometry. b. elementary calculus (for some parts of the course). 2. Some Computer Science a. reasonable programming skills b. elementary data structures and algorithms

Assessment items

In Term Test: Midsemester exam

Project: Project

Formal Examination: Formal Examination *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Formal Examination: Minimum Grade / Mark Requirement - Students must obtain a specified minimum grade / mark in this assessment item to pass the course. - Students must score >=40% in the final exam to pass the course. Students who score >=25% but less than 40% will be offered a supplementary exam if, and only if, all other assessment items have been submitted and the final mark for the course is >+50. Students who score <25% will NOT be offered a supplementary exam, and will fail the course, unless they have submitted an Adverse Circumstances application in accordance with Adverse Circumstances Policy.

Contact hours


Computer Lab

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

It is recommended that students attend lectures and labs regularly.


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term