Scientific Visualisation, 5 credits

Academic year 2023/2024

  • Autumn 2023, 33%, Campus

    Start date: 31 October 2023

    End date: 14 January 2024

    Application deadline: 17 April 2023

    Application code: UU-12026 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Uppsala

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

    Registration: 17 October 2023 – 7 November 2023

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. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.


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 12,083

Tuition fee, total: SEK 12,083

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 expresses 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 these, 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 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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