Master’s studies

Scientific Visualisation 2018/2019 (5 credits)

Autumn 2018 weeks 36-43 - 33 % - Campus

Application Deadline: 2018-04-16

Enrolment Code: UU-12020 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Location: Uppsala

Selection: Higher education credits in science and engineering (maximum 240 credits)

Entry Requirements: 120 credits including Computer Programming I and Scientific Computing II. Scientific Computing II may be replaced by Numerical Methods and Simulation, 5 credits, Scientific Computing, Bridging Course, 5 credits, or Scientific Computing and Calculus, 10 credits.


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 12083

Tuition fee, total: SEK 12083

About the course:

The expression "a picture is worth a thousand words" refers to the idea that complex stories can be described with just a single image. The expression is also valid in the scientific area and express what scientific visualisation is about. When large and complex data sets are resulting from experiments and computations, visualisation is a way to give deeper insight and knowledge. The course Scientific Visualisation deals with this, methods that offer a way to see the unseen.

In the course, you will learn how to select appropriate methods for a given data set, possibilities and limitations with methods, and to use visualisation toolkits. The focus will be on using script programming in combination with VTK (the Visualisation Toolkit) and this way creating great visualisations!

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